Temovate Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of steroids, including Temovate, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
In general, these serious reactions are unlikely to occur when Temovate is used as directed for a short time (two weeks or less). Applying too much of the medicine over too large of an area, for too long a time, may increase the risk for serious side effects.
 

Long-Term Temovate Side Effects

Using steroids like Temovate over long periods can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long time (more than two weeks). Some of the problems seen with long-term use might include:
 
  • Suppression of the immune system, perhaps leading to infections or other problems
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
 
Temovate is a highly potent steroid and is probably more likely to cause these side effects, compared to less potent steroids. This is why it is recommended only for short-term use (two weeks or less).
 

Temovate Medication Information

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