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|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to amcinonide or any other part of the
- Do not use on use on the face, groin, or
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to treat a variety of skin conditions: contact
dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, lichen planus, bug bites, burns,
psoriasis, severe diaper rash, chronic discoid lupus erythematosus, alopecia
areata, mycosis fungoides, dermatophyte and fungus (yeast) infections. There may
be other skin conditions not listed
|How does it work?|
- Amcinonide reduces irritation and itching on the affected areas of the
|How is it best taken?|
- Do not take by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Use ointment, cream, or lotion in a small amount over the area
affected as a light film. Rub in gently.
- Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area
unless told to do so by healthcare provider.
- Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on a child treated
in the diaper area. This may cause more medicine to get into the child's
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not apply a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Burning, swelling, or redness of the
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Any signs or symptoms of infection. This may include a fever greater
than 99 degrees, chills, sore throat, cough, increased sputum or change in
color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, anal itching or
- Feeling weak, tired, irritable, trembling, having rapid heartbeats,
confusion, sweating, dizzy, especially if you missed a dose or recently stopped
- Severe burning, swelling, or redness of skin.
- Any new rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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