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Corticosteroids (Otic)

Corticosteroids | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. The following side effects usually do not need medical attention and 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 common

Anorexia; black or tarry stools; bone fractures; breathing difficulties; burning or stinging of the ear; chest pain; continual stomach pain or burning; decreased or blurred vision; excess hair growth in females; fainting; flushing; frequent urination; headache; high blood pressure; impaired wound healing; impotence in males; increased sweating; increased thirst; irregular heartbeat; low blood pressure; menstrual changes; muscle cramps; muscle wasting; nausea or vomiting; persistent fungal infections of the ear; rapid weight gain; seizures; stomach bloating; suppressed growth in children; suppressed reaction to skin tests; swelling of feet or lower legs; thin fragile skin; tingling in arms and lower legs or feet; vertigo; weight loss

There have not been any other common or important side effects reported with this medicine. However, if you notice any unusual effects, check with your doctor.

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