Fluocinolone is a custom-made drug classified in the family of drugs known as topical corticosteroids. Topical corticosteroids are often used in combination with moisturizers in the treatment of various skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, rash, and allergies. Fluocinolone works by relieving or minimizing the swelling, redness, or itching that is typical with the aforementioned conditions. Fluocinolone does not act as a curing agent, but can provide relief from nagging symptoms.
Fluocinolone is most commonly given as a topical medication for routine skin conditions, though it may be delivered in other forms for different medical conditions not discussed here. For skin conditions fluocinolone is not to be used in the groin area, on the face, or underarms unless specifically instructed to by your doctor. Before applying, always wash hands thoroughly. Massage a small amount onto the target area 3 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Never bandage the target area where you apply fluocinolone unless your doctor has requested this action. Take extra care to avoid accidentally getting any fluocinolone into your eyes as this may exacerbate existing glaucoma or initiate glaucoma. Always wash hands after use.
Users have experienced side effects from time to time and you should watch for any side effects throughout your course. Common side effects seen with fluocinolone are:
If you experience any of the above or any other side effects that you feel are troubling, lingering, or intensifying, contact your doctor.
It is possible that some users may have severe side effects once beginning use of fluocinolone. Watch for any of the following severe side effects and seek medical treatment if you experience:
If you experience ANY side effects that are concerning to you and you feel that they may be serious, seek medical treatment.
There may be possible contraindications relevant to your specific condition; check with your doctor and ask for information on all possible contraindications.
Fluocinolone may not be advisable for use in any of the following patients:
If you are considering the use of fluocinolone and any of the above applies to you, do not use fluocinolone until checking with your primary doctor who knows your complete medical history.
Fluocinolone is contraindicated for anyone allergic to corticosteroids or the ingredients of corticosteroids. Exercise caution and consult with your doctor before beginning use of this drug if you have an allergy as mentioned above.
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