Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Tell all health professionals involved in your care that you have been using topical (skin-applied) corticosteroids.
Adverse effects: Although side effects from using this medication are uncommon and should not occur with ordinary use, there have been rare instances of sensitization, irritation, and failure of therapeutic response. Stop using this medication and call a doctor if you experience irritation, an allergic reaction, or sensitization.
Bleeding from rectum: Call your doctor right away if you notice bleeding from the rectum.
Infection: Topical corticosteroids may increase the risk of developing a skin infection. Contact your doctor if you notice any increased redness, swelling, heat, or pain around the area where the medication is applied, as these are possible signs of infection.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: This medication may pass into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.