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Fluocinolone otic Side Effects

Applies to fluocinolone otic: otic solution.

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe irritation in or around your ear; or

  • signs of a skin infection--warmth, redness, swelling, sores, oozing.

Your skin can absorb topical steroid medicine, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Tell your doctor if you have:

  • swelling, weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso);

  • thinning skin, stretch marks, acne, increased facial hair;

  • memory problems, feeling irritable;

  • irregular menstrual periods, changes in sexual function; or

  • growth delay in a child.

Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, irritation, or dryness;

  • rash around the ear in which this medicine was applied;

  • rash or irritation around your mouth;

  • acne, pimples, stretch marks;

  • lightened skin color; or

  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.