Generic Name: Amcinonide

  • What is Amcinonide?

    Amcinonide is a topical steroid used to relieve skin inflammation and itchiness.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Amcinonide?

    Absorbing too much medication through your skin can lead to unwanted side effects elsewhere in the body. To keep this problem to a minimum, avoid using large amounts of amcinonide over large areas, and do not cover the area with airtight dressings such as plastic wrap or adhesive bandages unless directed by your doctor.

    Only use Amcinonide externally and avoid contact with the eyes. Do not apply it to your face, underarms, or skin area above the genitals unless directed by your doctor. Do not use Amcinonide for any condition other than for which it was prescribed. Report any signs of skin reactions to your doctor. Discontinue use if no improvement is seen in 2 weeks.

    If the treatment area is large you should keep regular appointments with your doctor to monitor your pituitary and adrenal gland function. .

  • Who should not take Amcinonide?

    Do not use this drug if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to amcinonide or other steroid medications.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Amcinonide?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with this drug. Also talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have Cushing's disease or diabetes.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply a thin film to the affected area 2 or 3 times a day, depending on the severity of the condition. Amcinonide lotion may be applied to the affected areas, particularly hairy areas, 2 times per day. The lotion should be rubbed in completely, and the area should not be washed and should be protected from clothing until the lotion has dried.

    Your doctor may recommend airtight bandages or dressings if you are being treated for psoriasis or other stubborn skin conditions. If an infection develops, stop bandaging the area.

    Children: Limit use to the smallest amount that is effective. Long-term treatment may interfere with children's growth and development.

  • How should I take Amcinonide?

    Apply amcinonide sparingly and rub it in gently. Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is for use only on the skin. Be careful to keep it out of your eyes.

  • What should I avoid while taking Amcinonide?

    Avoid tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants since these garments may act as airtight dressings or bandages.

    Do not be bandage, cover, or wrap the treated area unless directed by your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Amcinonide?

    No significant interactions have been reported with amcinonide at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Amcinonide?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, inflammation of hair follicles, skin discoloration, soreness, stinging, infections

  • Can I receive Amcinonide if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of amcinonide during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Amcinonide?

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Amcinonide?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from freezing.

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