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Reported Problems With Amcinonide

Reported Side Effects

For many medications, particularly newly approved ones, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including amcinonide ointment and cream, includes relatively vague information on possible side effects. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how frequently these reactions occur.
Common side effects of all topical steroids, including amcinonide, include but are not limited to:
  • Dryness
  • Inflammation or infection of skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin, much like skin that is constantly wet
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.
Side effects are more likely to occur if you cover amcinonide with a bandage, as this increases the absorption of the medication. Do not cover the medication unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Amcinonide lotion is a newer form of the drug. As a result, the information on potential side effects is slightly more detailed. In one study, common reactions to the lotion included:
  • Itching
  • Stinging
  • Soreness
  • Burning.
However, these side effects were also commonly reported by people using a placebo medicine (a lotion that did not contain any active ingredient).

Amcinonide Drug Information

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