CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide)
CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide)
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CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide)

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What is this medication?

CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide)
Corticosteroid Topical

CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide) is indicated for the treatment for inflammation and itching of the skin, caused by certain skin conditions, such psoriasis and eczema.

How does this medication work? 

Amcinonide is a highly potent corticosteroid that exhibits anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties.  CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide) suppresses the production and release of endogenous chemical mediators of inflammation (kinins, histamine, liposomal enzymes, prostaglandins) through the induction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins (lipocortins) and sequential inhibition of the release of arachidonic acid.

How should I take this medication? 

Topical: Apply a thin film and rub into the affected areas 2 to 3 times daily.

How to Take: Allow adequate time for absorption after each application before applying an emollient. Use for a maximum of 5 days on the face, scalp, and skin fold areas (e.g., armpit, groin) and a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks on the body.

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Before starting CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide), make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take.  The usage of Amcinonide can cause hypercortisolism or suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, contact dermatitis, Kaposi’s sarcoma, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

Localized burning, acne vulgaris, allergic dermatitis, atrophic striae, folliculitis, hypopigmentation, local dryness, maceration of the skin, miliaria, pruritus, skin atrophy, telangiectasia.

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for CYCLOCORT (Amcinonide), only common ones.