Dimethicone / triamcinolone topical Side Effects
Applies to dimethicone/triamcinolone topical: topical kit.
Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
worsening of your skin condition;
redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin or gums--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.
Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects such as growth delay, headaches, or pain behind the eyes. A baby using this medicine may have a bulging soft spot (the top of the head where the skull hasn't yet grown together).
Common side effects may include:
burning, itching, dryness, or other irritation of treated skin;
redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
redness or itching around your mouth;
allergic skin reaction;
acne, increased body hair growth;
thinning skin or discoloration; or
white or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by covering treated skin with a tight bandage or other covering).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria[Ref]
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. TriHeal-80 (dimethicone-triamcinolone topical)." Forreal Pharmaceuticals LLC (2021):
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.