Fluocinolone


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical As 0.0025-0.025% cream/gel/lotion/oint/scalp lotion: Apply 3-4 times/day.
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
Adult: As 0.0025-0.025% cream/gel/lotion/ointment/scalp lotion: Apply onto affected area(s) 3-4 times daily.
Contraindications
Primary infectious (bacterial, viral, fungal) ulcers, hypersensitivity, acne vulgaris. Neonates.
Special Precautions
Children, elderly, hepatic failure. Prolonged use on the face; contact with eyes. Pregnancy, lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Prolonged admin causes epidermal thinning, telangiectasia and striae (especially face and flexures). Application on eyelid and surrounding skin can cause raised intraocular pressure, cataracts, glaucoma, corneal ulcers and raised intracranial pressure. Systemic absorption with adrenal suppression may be seen when applied over large areas, when skin is broken or under occlusive dressing. Contact dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, papular disorder, mild depigmentation.
Ophth/Otic/Topical: C
Action
Description: Fluocinolone has local anti-inflammatory action, immunosuppressant and antimitotic actions. <1% of the applied steroid is absorbed. The rest is stored in the dermis which acts as a reservoir.
Storage
Store at 15-25°C.
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