The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
TOPICAL CREAM USP, 0.1%
Each gram of Amcinonide Cream contains 1 mg of the active steroid amcinonide in a white, smooth, homogeneous, opaque emulsion composed of benzyl alcohol (as preservative), emulsifying wax, glycerin, isopropyl palmitate, lactic acid, purified water and sorbitol solution 70%.
TOPICAL OINTMENT USP, 0.1%
Each gram of Amcinonide Ointment contains 1 mg of the active steroid amcinonide in a specially formulated base composed of benzyl alcohol 2.2% (wt/wt) as preservative, emulsifying wax, Tenox II (butylated hydroxyanisole, propyl gallate and citric acid in propylene glycol) and white petrolatum.
Chemically, amcinonide is:
Pregna - 1, 4-dione -3, 20 - dione , 21 - (acetyloxy) -16, 17 -[cyclopentylidenebis
(oxy)]-9-fluoro-11-hydroxy-, (11b, 16a).
What are the possible side effects of amcinonide topical (Cyclocort)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing amcinonide topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/15/2008
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