This medication belongs to the family of medications called corticosteroids. Dimethyl Sulfoxide also readily penetrates cellular membranes. The ulcers preferentially affect non-keratinized mucosal surfaces, such as the labial or buccal mucosa, the sublingual mouth, or the tongue. An extra patient leaflet is available with fluocinonide cream. Check with your doctor or dentist if you have unusually large or painful canker sores or canker sores that don’t seem to heal. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. Elevated IOP with possible development of glaucoma, eye pain, procedural complications (including cataract fragments, implant expulsion, injury, mechanical complications of implant, migration of implant, post-op complications, post-op wound complication, wound dehiscence [50% to 90%]); within 2 yr post-implant, nearly all phakic eyes are expected to develop cataracts and require surgery; within 34 wk post-implantation, about 60% of patients will require IOP-lowering medication to control IOP; within an average post-implantation period of about 2 yr, approximately 32% of patients are expected to require filtering procedures to control IOP; reduced visual acuity, conjunctival hemorrhage, conjunctival hyperemia, glaucoma, blurred vision, abnormal sensation in the eye, eye irritation, hypotony, pruritus, vitreous floaters, maculopathy, vitreous hemorrhage, ptosis, eye inflammation, eyelid edema, increased tearing, dry eye (10% to 35%); macular edema, visual disturbances, eye discharge, conjunctival edema/chemosis, photophobia, blepharitis, corneal edema, photopsia, retinal hemorrhage, choroidal detachment, vitreous opacities, eye swelling (5% to 9%); nasopharyngitis (5% to 15%); optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects; posterior subcapsular cataract formation; delayed wound healing; perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the sclera; development of secondary ocular infections (including bacterial, fungal, and viral).
Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Aphthae can occur from once in a lifetime to have at least one sore present at all times, but in different areas (any sore that stays in the same spot for more than 4 weeks should be checked by your health care provider).