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Synalar

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/28/2016
Synalar Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 11/21/2016

Synalar (fluocinolone acetonide) Cream is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis. Synalar is available in generic form. Common side effects of Synalar Cream include:

  • stinging,
  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • dryness,
  • peeling, or
  • redness at the application site when this medication is first applied to the skin.

These side effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to Synalar Cream. Other side effects of Synalar Cream include:

  • thinning or softening of your skin,
  • swollen hair follicles,
  • blisters,
  • pimples,
  • crusting of treated skin,
  • changes in color of treated skin,
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth, or
  • stretch marks.

Skin infections can become worse when Synalar Cream is used. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.

Synalar Cream is generally applied to the affected area as a thin film in two to four times daily dosing depending on the severity of the condition. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Synalar. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Synalar should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Synalar (fluocinolone acetonide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Synalar Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing fluocinolone topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, headache;
  • thinning skin, easy bruising;
  • mood changes;
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • muscle weakness, feeling tired.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild skin itching, burning, peeling, or dryness;
  • thinning or softening of your skin;
  • swollen hair follicles;
  • blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin;
  • changes in color of treated skin;
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth; or
  • stretch marks.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Synalar (Fluocinolone Acetonide)

Synalar Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical cortico�steroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings.These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:

Burning
Itching
Irritation
Dryness
Folliculitis
Hypertrichosis
Acneiform eruptions
Hypopigmentation
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis
Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy
Striae
Miliaria

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Synalar (Fluocinolone Acetonide)

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© Synalar Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Synalar Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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