Fluocinolone - topical/cutaneous

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Fluocinolone helps relieve inflammation and itch that may occur with certain skin problems.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Fluocinolone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

If you have been given a cream, ointment, topical solution or oil, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
  3. Rub Fluocinolone gently on the skin until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube.
If you have been given a shampoo, follow these steps:
  1. Dry your hair before using the shampoo.
  2. Apply gently onto the scalp then leave it for 15 minutes. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  3. Rinse your hair and scalp. Wash it thoroughly and let your hair dry.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
Avoid contact with eyes or mouth. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

Do not use with occlusive dressing unless instructed by the doctor.

Fluocinolone must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine until your skin problem is controlled . Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • tuberculosis (TB) of the skin
  • chicken pox or measles
  • cold sores
  • a sexually transmitted disease (STD) known as genital herpes
as Fluocinolone may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to peanuts.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.

Do not apply on skin that is broken, infected or discharging fluid or pus.

Do not apply on your face, groin, or armpits unless instructed by your doctor to do so.

Do not apply to large areas of your skin.

Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
What side effects could I experience?
Fluocinolone may cause any of the following side effects: burning, itching, irritation, drying, softening, and thinning of the skin.

Other side effects include any of the following: small red bumps around hair follicles, excessive hair growth, and changes in skin tone.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Let your doctor know if you are using any other creams, ointments or other medicines on the affected area.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Do not allow to freeze.

The shampoo should be used within 3 months after its preparation.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on fluocinolone - topical/cutaneous and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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