Amcinonide is a topical steroid. It is used to treat itching, redness and inflammation of the skin caused by conditions like:
Amcinonide is a potent medication. It works by preventing the release of substance in the body that causes inflammation, redness, itching and swelling. It belongs to the group of drug known as synthetic glucocorticoid receptor agonist that mimics the anti-inflammatory and metabolic activity of the natural glucocorticoids. It is FDA approved and is marketed now as an ointment, lotion and cream. Amcinonide cream may also be used for purposes as determined by your physician.
Apply Amcinonide topically. Do not swallow this medication nor let it get into your eyes, nose and mouth. If this happens, rinse it off with clean water. Apply this cream 2 to 3 times a day. Use this medication for a maximum of 5 days on scalp, face and skin fold areas and 2 to 3 weeks on the body. Do not use this in a larger amount and longer than recommended.
Before applying this medication, wash and dry your hands. Clean and dry also the affected areas. After application, do not cover the treated areas or wrap it unless directed by your physician. If you are using this product in the diaper area of an infant, do not use diapers that are tight-fitting.
Some of the common side effects are:
Stop using this topical medication and seek medical attention right away if you will experience:
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