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Capex Side Effects

Capex is an older medication, so only vague information is available about its possible side effects. In general, adverse reactions may include things like drying, weakening of the skin, and itching. Although reactions such as these are usually mild, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious problems, such as infections, glaucoma, or high blood pressure.

An Introduction to Capex Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Capex® (fluocinolone shampoo). However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Capex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Capex

For many medications, particularly newly approved medications, 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 Capex, includes relatively vague side effect information. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how frequently these problems occur.
Common side effects of all topical steroids, including Capex, include but are not limited to:
  • Drying
  • 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.

Capex Medication Information

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