What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Consult your doctor or health care professional you do not start to get better after several days of use. Do not use if there is blood in your stools. Report rectal bleeding, pain, burning, itching, blistering, or any other sign of irritation to your doctor or health care professional.
The medicine can increase your blood sugar. If you are a diabetic check with your doctor if you need help adjusting the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Less common or rare
Burning and itching of skin
false sense of well-being
painful, red or itchy, pus-containing blisters in hair follicles
sensation of pins and needles
straining while passing stool (with tixocortol only)
Additional side effects may occur if you use this medicine for a long time. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Abdominal or stomach pain
coughing up blood
decreased resistance to infection
dryness of mouth
filling or rounding out of the face
gradual blurring or loss of vision
loss of appetite
mood or mental changes
muscle cramps or pain
nausea or vomiting
nonelevated blue or purplish patch on the skin
osteoporosis or bone fractures
pain in joints
pain or discomfort in the area of a vein
rapid weight gain
reddish purple lines on arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
redness of eye
sensitivity of eye to light
shortness of breath
slow wound healing
stunting of growth (in children)
swelling of feet or lower legs
trouble in sleeping
unusual decrease in sexual desire or ability in men
tearing of eyes
unusual increase in hair growth (especially on the face)
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight loss
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.