What are the side effects of hydrocortisone and pramoxine?

While using hydrocortisone and pramoxine you may experience dryness or itching around the site of application. If these side effects don't go away or get worse, contact your doctor. Also let your doctor know right away if you experience any of the following side effects, as they may be signs of a medical emergency:

  • an allergic reaction, such as hives or an itchy rash, swelling around the mouth or face, or chest tightness and difficulty breathing
  • acne or an acne-like rash
  • excessive or unusual hair growth
  • inflammation around your hair follicles or around your mouth
  • muscle weakness
  • any kind of pain, burning, cracking, bleeding, peeling, itching, or irritation around the rectum that was not there before you started using the medication
  • changes to the skin, including thinning, softening, or discoloration
  • weight gain or puffiness around the face
  • vision problems
  • insomnia or fatigue
  • uneven heartbeat
  • signs of infection, such as fever, chills, or sore throat

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