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Fluocinolone Acetonide

Fluocinolone Acetonide

What condition does Fluocinolone Acetonide treat?

Fluocinolone Acetonide is used to treat a variety of inflammatory skin disorders such as;

This is an FDA-approved prescription that belongs to the class of medications called corticosteroids. This activates natural substances in the skin to decrease itching, redness, and swelling.

How does Fluocinolone Acetonide work?

Fluocinolone Acetonide is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Inflammation of skin occurs as a result of irritation of the skin. It is caused also by the release of several substances that are important in the immune system. A certain substance causes blood vessels to widen and result in an irritated area. When this medicine is applied, it acts inside the skin cells to reduce itching, redness, and swelling.

How to use Fluocinolone Acetonide?

Fluocinolone Acetonide must be applied evenly to the affected area. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying for the medicine. Avoid getting it in the eyes or contact with the inside of the nose or mouth. If your doctor has recommended using dressings with this medication, the skin must be cleansed before applying the cream in a fresh dressing. 

If used in children, this medicine should not be used for longer than five days or on the face. You should not use airtight dressings to cover the area treated. Be mindful that the nappies of the children can also act as an airtight dressing. It can also increase the concentration of the medication. Children being treated with this medicine should be reviewed by the doctor at least once a week. 

If this medicine is used on the face, wherever possible it should not be used for longer than five days. Follow the instructions on your prescription carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand.

What are the possible side effects of Fluocinolone Acetonide?

  • Acne
  • Change in skin color
  • Bruising or shiny skin
  • Redness, itching, burning, irritation, or drying of the skin
  • Small white or red bumps on the skin

What are the precautions in taking Fluocinolone Acetonide?

  • Certain medications must not be taken or used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Conversely, other medications may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits and risks for the mother and unborn baby. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
  • This medicine should not be used during pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor. If it is prescribed by your doctor it should not be used on large areas of skin, underneath airtight dressings, or for prolonged periods. Consult your doctor for further information. 
  • This should also not be used during breastfeeding. If your doctor prescribes it, do not use it on large areas of skin. If the medicine is being applied to the breasts, it must be washed off cautiously before breastfeeding and reapplied afterward. 
  • Do not let anyone else use this medication. 
  • You must inform your doctor about the medications you are taking including vitamins, minerals, or food supplements.