Topicort Mild Side Effects
Please note - some side effects for Topicort Mild may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: compounding powder; topical cream; topical gel; topical ointment
Endocrine side effects have rarely included suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. This suppression was more likely when higher potency topical corticosteroids were used over extensive areas and when occlusive dressings were used.
Local side effects have commonly included burning, itching, and irritation, especially if applied to denuded skin. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids has been associated with skin atrophy and thinning, striae, telangiectasia, subcutaneous hemorrhage, and easy bruising and bleeding. Topical corticosteroid use may also inhibit local immune response, rendering the skin more susceptible to infections. Folliculitis and allergic contact dermatitis have been occasionally reported.
Skin atrophy may become evident within one to two months of use and is due to the inhibitory effect of corticosteroids on collagen formation. Skin on the face, axillae, and groin appear to be most susceptible to the adverse, long-term effects of topical desoximetasone. Use of high potency topical corticosteroids on these areas should be minimized or avoided.
Perioral dermatitis or rosacea-like dermatitis has occurred in patients with seborrheic skin type treated with potent topical corticosteroids. This condition may flare temporarily upon discontinuation of topical steroids, prompting patients to continue their use. If topical corticosteroids are discontinued, this flare and the initial dermatitis generally resolves over a few weeks.
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