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Lotrisone Side Effects

Generic Name: betamethasone / clotrimazole topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about betamethasone / clotrimazole topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lotrisone.

In Summary

Common side effects of Lotrisone include: adrenal suppression. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to betamethasone/clotrimazole topical: topical cream, topical lotion

Along with its needed effects, betamethasone/clotrimazole topical 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 betamethasone/clotrimazole topical:

Less common

  • Blistering, burning, itching, peeling, dryness, redness, or other signs of skin irritation not present before use of this medicine
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • hives

Rare

  • Cough or hoarseness
  • fever or chills
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
  • rash
  • stinging
  • swelling

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • dry mouth
  • full or round face, neck, or trunk
  • irritability
  • nausea
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • softening of the skin
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to betamethasone / clotrimazole topical: topical cream, topical lotion

General

The most frequently reported side effects are rash, edema, paresthesia, and secondary infections.[Ref]

Local

Topical corticosteroids:
-Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, blistering, peeling, redness, swelling, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria, irritation, telangiectasia, sensitization[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Paresthesia
Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Growth retardation[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Rash, maculopapular rash

Betamethasone dipropionate:
-Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, skin atrophy, striae miliaria, ecchymoses, telangiectasia

Clotrimazole:
-Frequency not reported: Erythema, stinging, blistering, peeling, pruritus, urticaria, general irritation[Ref]

Immunologic

Betamethasone dipropionate:
-Frequency not reported: Sensitization[Ref]

Genitourinary

Topical corticosteroids:
-Frequency not reported: Glucosuria[Ref]

Ocular

Betamethasone dipropionate:
-Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]

Metabolic

Topical corticosteroids:
-Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Edema, secondary infection

Betamethasone dipropionate:
-Frequency not reported: Secondary infection

Clotrimazole:
-Frequency not reported: Edema[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Lotrisone (betamethasone-clotrimazole)." Schering Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ.

Further information

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.

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