What If I Miss a Dose of Amcinonide?
If you forget to apply your dose, do it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, you should simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not apply extra medication to make up for a missed dose.
How Does It Work?
Amcinonide is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Amcinonide works by decreasing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system.
When and How to Use This Medicine
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with amcinonide include the following:
- This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day.
- Apply amcinonide sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
- If your healthcare provider recommends that you do so, you may apply a dressing over the medication. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation on which type of dressing to use.
- For amcinonide to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Amcinonide should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
Is There a Generic Version?
This medication is available only in generic form; the brand-name version is no longer manufactured (click Generic Cyclocort for more information).