Apexicon Side Effects
Generic name: diflorasone topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 13, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about diflorasone topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Apexicon.
Applies to diflorasone topical: topical application cream, topical application ointment
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, diflorasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Apexicon) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking diflorasone topical:
Incidence not known
- blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- blurred vision
- decreased vision
- eye pain
- 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 (eg, between the fingers)
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of diflorasone topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
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 or of treated areas of dark skin color
- reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
- softening of the skin
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.