Corticosteroids Medium to Very High Potency (Topical)
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects.
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may
need medical attention.
Additional side effects may
occur if you use this medicine improperly or for a long time. Check with your
doctor if any of the following side effects occur:
Acne or oily skin; backache; blurring or loss of vision (occurs gradually if certain products
have been used near the eye); burning and itching
of skin with pinhead-sized red blisters; eye pain
(if certain products have been used near the eye); filling or rounding out of the face; increased blood
pressure; irregular heartbeat; irregular menstrual periods; irritability; irritation of skin around mouth; loss
of appetite; mental depression; muscle cramps, pain, or weakness; nausea; rapid weight gain or loss; reddish purple
lines (stretch marks) on arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin; skin color changes; softening of skin; stomach bloating, burning, cramping, or pain; swelling of feet or lower legs; tearing of the skin; unusual bruising; unusual
decrease in sexual desire or ability (in men); unusual
increase in hair growth, especially on the face; unusual loss of hair, especially on the scalp; unusual
tiredness or weakness; vomiting; weakness of the arms, legs, or trunk (severe); worsening
Some side effects may occur that usually do
not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment
as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any
of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
Less frequent or rare - usually mild and transient
Burning, dryness, irritation, itching, or redness of skin; increased redness or scaling of skin sores; skin rash
When the foam,
gel, lotion, solution, or aerosol form of this medicine is applied, a mild,
temporary stinging may be expected.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If
you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.