What is this medication?
Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses (high potency corticosteroid).
How does this medication work?
Amcinonide is a highly potent corticosteroid that exhibits anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties. Amcinonide suppresses the production and release of endogenous chemical mediators of inflammation (kinins, histamine, liposomal enzymes, prostaglandins) through the induction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins (lipocortins) and sequential inhibition of the release of arachidonic acid.
How should I take this medication?
Topical: Apply a thin film and rub into the affected areas 2 to 3 times daily.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Amcinonide make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. The usage of Amcinonide can cause hypercortisolism or suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, contact dermatitis, Kaposi’s sarcoma, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light, heat, and moisture. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
The frequency and incidence of side effects is not well defined but do include:
Localized burning, acne vulgaris, allergic dermatitis, atrophic striae, folliculitis, hypopigmentation, local dryness, maceration of the skin, miliaria, pruritus, skin atrophy, telangiectasia.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Amcinonide only common ones.
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