Serious and Long-Term Reactions to Dermatop
Side Effects to ReportSome side effects with steroids, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
- Ruptured tendons
- Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
- Severe fluid retention
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling.
These serious side effects are most common with systemic steroids, which are taken by mouth or by injection, and are probably extremely rare with steroids that are applied to the skin, like Dermatop.
Long-Term Dermatop Side EffectsUsing steroids like Dermatop for a long time can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use Dermatop over a large area of the body for a long time, and might include:
- Weight gain
- Bulging eyes
- Fluid retention
- Loss of muscle
- Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
- Stunted growth (in children).
Keep in mind that such problems are much more common with systemic steroids and are probably quite rare with Dermatop.
Final ThoughtsYou may experience some or none of the Dermatop side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using Dermatop. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.