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Serious and Long-Term Reactions to Lidex

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Lidex 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 levels (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:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
In general, these serious reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when Lidex is used as directed for a short period of time. Applying too much over too large an area, for extended periods of time may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.
 

Long-Term Side Effects of Lidex

Using steroids like Lidex over long periods of time can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long period of time. Some of the problems seen with long-term use 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 these effects are more common with systemic steroids, which are taken by mouth or injection, and are probably rare with Lidex when used as directed and for a short period of time.
 

Lidex Drug Information

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