Luxiq Side Effects

Although most people do not experience side effects during treatment with Luxiq, reactions are possible, including itching, burning, and stinging. Problems are more likely when a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication, so avoid the use of a dressing unless directed by your healthcare provider. Serious side effects, though not as common, include infections and glaucoma.

An Introduction to Luxiq Side Effects

Just like any medicine, side effects are possible with Luxiq® (betamethasone valerate foam). However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Luxiq. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Luxiq

Luxiq has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, Luxiq foam was compared to a placebo foam (a similar product with no active ingredients), as well as a betamethasone lotion and a placebo lotion. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo or other products.
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of Luxiq foam included:
  • Burning, itching, or stinging -- in up to 44 percent of people
  • Unusual sensations, such as numbness or tingling -- up to 2 percent
  • Acne -- up to 2 percent
  • Hair loss -- up to 2 percent
  • Conjunctivitis ("pink eye") -- up to 2 percent.
In general, side effects are more common when a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication. Do not use a dressing unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends that you do so.

Luxiq Drug Information

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