Generic Name: Amcinonide Brand Name(s): Amcinonide.

Uses

What is amcinonide used for?

Amcinonide is commonly used to treat skin irritation. It is used to treat skin rashes.

How should I take amcinonide?

Use amcinonide cream and ointment as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.

Do not take this medicine by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.

Do not put on the face, underarms, or the groin area unless told to do so by the doctor.

Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.

Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.

Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.

How do I store amcinonide?

Amcinonide is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store amcinonide in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of amcinonide that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush amcinonide down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using amcinonide?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of amcinonide or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Tell all of your health care providers that you take amcinonide cream and ointment. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.

Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.

Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.

Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.

Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants if treated part is in the diaper area. This may cause more drug to get into the body.

Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.

This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using amcinonide during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking amcinonide. Amcinonide is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from amcinonide?

Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit
  • Signs of Cushing’s disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss
  • Change in color of skin
  • Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth)
  • Skin irritation
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Itching

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with amcinonide?

Amcinonide may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with amcinonide?

Amcinonide may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with amcinonide?

Amcinonide may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using amcinonide.

What is the dose of amcinonide for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Cream and ointment: Apply a thin film topically to affected area 2 to 3 times a day depending on severity of condition

Lotion: Apply topically and rub into the affected area completely twice a day

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Cream and ointment: Apply a thin film topically to affected area 2 to 3 times a day depending on severity of condition

Lotion: Apply topically and rub into the affected area completely twice a day

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Cream and ointment: Apply a thin film topically to affected area 2 to 3 times a day depending on severity of condition

Lotion: Apply topically and rub into the affected area completely twice a day

What is the dose of amcinonide for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

Cream and ointment: Apply a thin film topically to affected area 2 to 3 times a day depending on severity of condition

Lotion: Apply topically and rub into the affected area completely twice a day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eczema

Cream and ointment: Apply a thin film topically to affected area 2 to 3 times a day depending on severity of condition

Lotion: Apply topically and rub into the affected area completely twice a day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Psoriasis

Cream and ointment: Apply a thin film topically to affected area 2 to 3 times a day depending on severity of condition

Lotion: Apply topically and rub into the affected area completely twice a day

How is amcinonide available?

Amcinonide is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Cream and Ointment

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of amcinonide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: October 3, 2017 | Last Modified: October 3, 2017

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