Cyclocort Side Effects
Generic Name: amcinonide topical
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of amcinonide topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cyclocort.
Not all side effects for Cyclocort may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to amcinonide topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by amcinonide topical (the active ingredient contained in Cyclocort). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking amcinonide topical:Incidence not known
- Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- redness and scaling around the mouth
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)
Some of the side effects that can occur with amcinonide topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Incidence not known
- Acne or pimples
- burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
- increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- lightening of normal skin color
- lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
- softening of the skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to amcinonide topical: topical cream, topical lotion, topical ointment
Local side effects have included burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, and miliaria. These effects are especially frequent and/or severe if the topical corticosteroid is applied to denuded skin or with occlusive dressings. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids may result in skin atrophy and thinning, and the development of striae, telangiectasia, subcutaneous hemorrhage, and easy bruising and bleeding. Allergic contact dermatitis is occasionally reported.[Ref]
Endocrine side effects have included rare reports of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression. These reports were generally cases when higher potency topical corticosteroids were used over extensive areas and when occlusive dressings were used. HPA axis suppression has not been reported with amcinonide.[Ref]
In general, 4.7% of patients treated with amcinonide lotion reported side effects.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Cyclocort (amcinonide topical)." Fujisawa, Deerfield, IL.
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