Diflucortolone


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Acne vulgaris, undiagnosed perianal and genital pruritus, napkin eruptions, viral infections, untretated bacterial or fungal skin infections, post-vaccination skin reactions, rosacea, perioral dermatitis. Childn <5 yr (0.3% oint/cream).
Special Precautions
Patient w/ psoriasis, stasis dermatitis, leg ulcers. Prolonged use of occlusive dressings. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid contact w/ the eyes. Monitoring Parameters Monitor for hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis suppression through ACTH stimulation test, plasma cortisol test, and urinary free cortisol test.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Secondary infection, contact dermatitis. Rarely, adrenal suppression, Cushing's syndrome. Ophthalmologic: Glaucoma. Dermatologic: Pruritus, irritation, erythema, burning, atrophy, striae, thinning, acneiform changes, hypertrichosis telangiectasia, perioral dermatitis, discolouration, allergic skin reactions.
ATC Classification
D07XC04 - diflucortolone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids in other combinations. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
D07AC06 - diflucortolone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
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