Ala-Quin Side Effects

Dry skin may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: skin irritation/burning, extreme hair growth, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, stretch marks, "hair bumps" (folliculitis).

Use of this medication for prolonged or repeated periods may result in a new infection. Contact your doctor if you notice any new symptoms on the skin.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
  • skin inflammation
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • skin rash
  • skin irritation
  • hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
  • hypercortisolism
  • adrenocortical insufficiency
  • purpura
  • ocular hypertension
  • glaucoma
  • cataracts
  • telangiectasia
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • contact dermatitis
  • bullous dermatitis
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • skin striae
  • skin atrophy
  • alopecia
  • hirsutism
  • folliculitis
  • acneiform eruption
  • dry skin
  • skin ulcer
  • urticaria
  • dyschromia
  • skin hypopigmentation
  • blistering skin
  • skin rash
  • skin irritation
  • headache disorder
  • hyperglycemia
  • glycosuria
  • treatment site sequelae
  • paresthesia
  • perioral dermatitis
  • stinging of skin
  • hyperesthesia
  • miliaria
  • central serous chorioretinopathy
  • acute pain at drug application site

Drug Interactions

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that weaken the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine), other corticosteroid products (e.g., prednisone).

This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including certain thyroid function tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know that you use this drug or have used this drug in the past month.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.