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Conditions like allergic dermatitis, seborrhea, and eczema are often successfully treated with prednicarbate. This product, which is available as an ointment and an emollient cream, is applied to the affected area(s) twice daily. Do not cover it with a bandage unless your healthcare provider recommends this. Most people tolerate it well, but side effects are possible, such as shiny skin and spider veins.

What Is Prednicarbate?

Prednicarbate (Dermatop®) is a prescription skin medication. It comes in the form of an ointment and an emollient cream (a moisturizing cream). It belongs to a group of drugs known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as:
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Allergic reactions.
(Click What Is Prednicarbate Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, prednicarbate may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects seen with prednicarbate include:
(Click Prednicarbate Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Prednicarbate Drug Information

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