generic for ALA SCALP

Hydrocortisone Side Effects

Stinging, burning, irritation, dryness, or redness at the application site may occur. Acne, unusual hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis), skin thinning/discoloration, or stretch marks may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that 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.

If the treated area starts to bleed, especially if you are using this product for anal itching, contact your doctor right away.

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 www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • ocular hypertension
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  • 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
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  • acute pain at drug application site

Drug Interactions

If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, 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 your doctor or pharmacist first.

If prescribed by your doctor, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription or nonprescription/herbal products you may use before using this product.

Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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