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Fluocinolone Oil Side Effects

Common Side Effects

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were reported in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for fluocinolone oil includes only vague information on possible side effects in adults.
Based on this information, the most commonly reported side effects in adults include:
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness
  • Infection or irritation of the hair follicles
  • Acne
  • Lightening of skin color
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Skin infections
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • A sweat rash.
In addition, fluocinolone oil has been studied extensively in clinical trials for children. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in children using fluocinolone oil were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
In these studies, the most commonly observed fluocinolone oil side effects in children age 2 to 12 included:
  • The appearance of small blood vessels through the skin ("spider veins") -- in up to 9 percent of children
  • Itching -- up to 5.2 percent
  • Irritation -- up to 5.2 percent
  • Burning -- up to 5.2 percent
  • Redness -- up to 5.2 percent
  • Lightening of the skin -- up to 4 percent
  • Shiny skin -- up to 2 percent
  • Atopic dermatitis flares -- up to 2 percent
  • Bumps, blisters or pimples on the skin -- up to 2 percent
  • Irritation or infection of hair follicles -- up to 2 percent
  • Cold sores -- up to 2 percent
  • Ear infection -- up to 2 percent.
The most commonly observed side effects that occurred in children age 3 months to 2 years old included:
  • Cough -- in up to 20 percent of children
  • Runny or stuffy nose -- up to 13 percent
  • Fever -- up to 10 percent
  • Lightening of skin color -- up to 7 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 3 percent
  • Nodules, bumps, blisters, or pimples -- up to 3 percent
  • Upper respiratory tract infections -- up to 3 percent
  • Ear infection -- up to 3 percent
  • Atopic dermatitis flare -- up to 3 percent
  • Skin rash -- up to 3 percent
  • Darkening of skin color -- up to 3 percent.

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