AMCINONIDE - Watsons Health

AMCINONIDE

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Cyclocort

GENERIC NAME(S): AMCINONIDE

 

Description: Amcinonide is a topical corticosteroid that decreases inflammation, suppress mitotic activity and cause vasoconstriction.

Amcinonide is strong corticosteroid used to treat eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash by reducting swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions.

How to use amcinonide topical

Use on the skin only. Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms.

Wash your hands and clean the area you would be applying to. Shake the bottle well, apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.  Avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.

Common side effects include: Burning, itching, irritation, or dryness at the application site may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin, but should disappear.

Serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, extreme/unwanted hair growth, “hair bumps” (folliculitis).

Contact your doctor if you experience allergic reactions or symptoms mentioned above.

Precautions

Inform your doctor or pharmacist your allergies, medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, immune system problems.

Do not use if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated.

May slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take caution, consult your doctor before taking and handling this drug.

 

Interactions

Corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone), drugs that lower the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).

Overdose

Get emergency medical help when overdose is suspected.

Missed Dose: As soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next does is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule.  Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage: Store medication in room temperature.  Do not expose to light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from pets and children.  Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour into a drain.

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