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What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat skin irritation.
• It is used to treat skin rashes.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• High blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, hunger, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit
• Skin changes like pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, or hair growth
• Severe skin irritation
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Medication Safety Issues
Elocon lotion may be confused with ophthalmic solutions. Manufacturer’s labeling emphasizes the product is NOT for use in the eyes.
Storage and Stability
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
Central nervous system: Paresthesia, tingling of skin
Dermatologic: Acne rosacea, bacterial skin infection (infants & children), dermatologic disorders, dyschromia (loss of normal skin markings), epidermal thinning, folliculitis (more common with lotion), furunculosis, skin atrophy, stinging of the skin (application site), taut and shiny skin, telangiectasia
Endocrine & metabolic: Decreased cortisol (more common with lotion in infants & children), endocrine disease (lotion)
Gastrointestinal: Xerostomia (infants & children)
Hematologic & oncologic: Bruise
Local: Application site burning, application site pruritus
Rare but important or life-threatening: Acneiform eruption, cataract, cutaneous candidiasis, glaucoma, skin depigmentation