What is the Purpose of this Medication?
Fluocinolone topical is used to relieve itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and pain associated with a number of skin diseases, including psoriasis (a skin disease characterized by red, scaly patches) and eczema (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches appear on some parts of the body) (a skin disease that causes skin that is dry and itchy, with red, scaly rashes on occasion). Fluocinolone belongs to the corticosteroid family of drugs. It reduces swelling, redness, and itching by stimulating natural chemicals in the skin.
What is the Most Effective Way to Take This Medicine?
Fluocinolone topical comes in a variety of strengths for use on the skin or scalp, including ointment, cream, solution, shampoo, and oil. Fluocinolone ointment, cream, solution, and oil are administer two to four times a day on average. Once a day, fluocinolone shampoo is administer. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and if you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain anything you don’t understand. Fluocinolone topical should be uses exactly as indicate. Do not use more or less of it, or apply it more frequently than your doctor recommends. Unless your doctor tells you to, do not apply it to other parts of your body, wrap it around your body, or use it to treat other skin disorders.
During the first two weeks of treatment, your skin condition should improve. If your symptoms do not improve during this period, contact your doctor.
Apply a tiny amount of the ointment, cream, solution, or oil to the affected region of skin in a thin even coating and gently rub it in.
To use the shampoo give it a good shake then apply a tiny amount to your scalp and work it into lather with your fingers. Allow the shampoo to sit on your skin care for 5 minutes before rinsing. It off of your hair and body with lots of water. While the shampoo is on your scalp don’t cover it with a shower hat, bathing cap, or towel unless your doctor directs you to.
To apply the ointment, lotion, or solution to your scalp, split your hair and apply a tiny amount to the affected region, gently massaging it in.
To cure psoriasis on your scalp moisten your hair and scalp then apply a tiny amount of the oil to the scalp and gently rub it in. Cover your head with the shower cap provided for at least 4 hours or overnight. Then shampoo as usual, making care to completely rinse your hair.
This drug should only be applies to the skin or the scalp. Fluocinolone topical should not be rubbe into your eyes or mouth, and it should not be sallower. Unless recommend by your doctor, avoid using on the face, in the vaginal and rectal areas, and in skin creases and armpits.
Unless your doctor directs you to, do not wrap or bandage the treated area. Side effects may be exacerbate as a result of such use. Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants when using fluocinolone topical on a child’s diaper area. Side effects may be exacerbate as a result of such use.
Other Use for this Drug
What Additional Precautions Should I Take?
Fluocinolone should not be uses unless it is prescribe by a doctor.
If you are allergic to fluocinolone, any other drugs, peanuts, or any of the substances in fluocinolone topical treatments, notify your doctor and pharmacist. Your pharmacist should be able to provide you with a list of the ingredients.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about any prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you’re taking or planning to take. Make certain you include the following: topical corticosteroids and other corticosteroid medicines.
What are the Potential Side Effects of this Drug?
- Itching, burning, irritation, redness, or skin dryness
- Color shift in the skin
- Bruises or a gleaming complexion
- Around the mouth, there are small red bumps or a rash.
- On the skin, there are little white or red pimples
- A severe rash on the skin
- Breathing or swallowing problems
In the area where you administered fluocinolone, you may see redness, edema, or other signs of skin infection.
Fluocinolone topical users may experience a higher risk of negative effects, such as slower growth and delayed weight gain. Consult your child’s doctor about the potential dangers of putting this drug to his or her skin.
Other negative effects of fluocinolone topical are possible. If you have any odd side effects while taking this medicine, contact your doctor.
What Should I Know about this Medication Storage and Disposal?
Keep this medication tightly wrapped in the container it came in and out of the reach of children. It should be kept at room temperature, free from heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). It should not be place in the freezer.
Because many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and small children can readily open them. It is critical all medications should be kept out of sight and reach of youngsters. Always lock the safety caps and store the medication in a secure location out of sight and reach of little children to keep them safe from poisoning.