By suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation, Cyclocort® (amcinonide) can help treat certain skin conditions. This prescription skin medicine is specifically designed to treat problems like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis in adults.
Although this steroid may help relieve certain skin conditions, not everyone can use this medication. Information on Cyclocort should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For instance, people who have certain allergies or those taking certain medications may not be able to use this product.
Although most people tolerate this medicated skin cream, lotion, and ointment well, side effects are possible and can include burning, dry skin, and itching. In most cases, however, reactions to the drug tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(Click Cyclocort for more information, including a detailed description of the medication's effects, a list of potential side effects that may occur with treatment, and dosing tips on when and how to apply it.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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