Fluocinolone - Drug Information

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General Information on Fluocinolone

Generic Name : Fluocinolone

Pronunciation : floo oh sin' oh lone

Latest prescription information about Fluocinolone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents- Topical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fluocinolone

Why is Fluocinolone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for eczema. It blocks the release of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

When should Fluocinolone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with perforated eardrum and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Fluocinolone?

Adult: Topical- As 0.0025-0.025% cream/gel/lotion/oint/scalp lotion: Apply 3-4 times/day.

How should Fluocinolone be taken?

It comes as a cream, ointment, and shampoo to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fluocinolone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with diabetes, glaucoma, cataract, blood disorder, or immune disorder, measles, chickenpox, tuberculosis, skin infection, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Fluocinolone?

  Local:Itching, burning, irritation and skin infection.

What are the other precautions for Fluocinolone?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Fluocinolone?

Keep this medication in the container it came in tightly closed, and out of reach of children.

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I am using it two hours after taking melanocyl tab and after sunexposure. I am having vitiligo. Am i taking the right medicine

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