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Luxiq (Betamethasone Valerate Topical) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most frequent adverse event was burning/itching/stinging at the application site; the incidence and severity of this event were as follows:

Incidence and severity of burning/itching/stinging
    Maximum severity
Product Total incidence Mild Moderate Severe
Luxíq Foam n=63 34 (54%) 28 (44%) 5 (8%) 1 (2%)
Betamethasone valerate lotion n=63 33 (52%) 26 (41%) 6 (10%) 1 (2%)
Placebo Foam n=32 24 (75%) 13 (41%) 7 (22%) 4 (12%)
Placebo Lotion n=30 20 (67%) 12 (40%) 5 (17%) 3 (10%)

Other adverse events which were considered to be possibly, probably, or definitely related to Luxíq occurred in 1 patient each; these were paresthesia, pruritus, acne, alopecia, and conjunctivitis.

The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported with topical corticosteroids, and they may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximately decreasing order of occurrence: irritation; dryness; folliculitis; acneiform eruptions; hypopigmentation; perioral dermatitis; allergic contact dermatitis; secondary infection; skin atrophy; striae; and miliaria.

Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED LUXIQ SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Luxiq. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Luxiq side effects / adverse reactions in 55 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-27

Patient: 55 year old male

Reactions: Drug Administration Error, Accidental Exposure

Suspect drug(s):
Luxiq

Other drugs received by patient: Anti-Cholesterol Medication



Possible Luxiq side effects / adverse reactions in 57 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-03-27

Patient: 57 year old female

Reactions: Hair Texture Abnormal, Alopecia, Trichorrhexis

Suspect drug(s):
Luxiq

Other drugs received by patient: Prometrium; Paxil; Vagisil



Possible Luxiq side effects / adverse reactions in 84 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-03-27

Patient: 84 year old female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Pain, Headache

Suspect drug(s):
Luxiq

Other drugs received by patient: Nexium; Antibiotic; Allergy Medication



See index of all Luxiq side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2014-05-29

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