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Serious and Long-Term Reactions to Diflorasone Diacetate

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of steroids such as diflorasone diacetate 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
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling.
In general, these serious reactions are much more common with systemic steroids, which are taken by mouth or by injection, compared to topical steroids, which are applied to the skin. As a result, these problems are extremely unlikely to occur when diflorasone diacetate is used as directed for a short period. Applying too much, over too large an area, and for too long may increase the risk of serious steroid side effects.

Long-Term Diflorasone Diacetate Side Effects

Using steroids like diflorasone diacetate over a long time can cause a different set of side effects. These problems are most likely to be seen in people that use diflorasone diacetate over a large area of the body for a long time, and might include:
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
Keep in mind that such reactions are much more common with systemic steroids and are probably quite rare with diflorasone diacetate.

Diflorasone Diacetate Drug Information

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