FLUOCINONIDE

21 Aug 2019

Generic Name : FLUOCINONIDE TOPICAL

ABSTRACT –

Fluocinonide is a topical steroid medication cream that is used to treat symptoms such as inflammations and itching of the skin due to conditions like eczema, psoriasis and other allergic conditions. Being a steroid, Fluocinonide works by preventing the release of chemicals and substances in the body that are considered responsible for inflammations on the body.

DOSAGE –

    • Fluocinonide is to be taken as directed by the doctors. Apply this drug only as prescribed to avoid overdose or other harmful effects.
    • This cream is applied once or twice a day in small amounts over the affected area. This cream is not to be applied over a large area of skin. In case of application on the scalp, rub gently.
    • This drug generally takes 2 weeks of treatment to produce effective results.
    • General Adult Dosage available:

Cream – 0.05%, 0.1%

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Burning / itching of skin
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Folliculitis
  • Lightened color of skin
  • Acne
  • Increase in hair growth

RARE SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Blurry vision
  • Uneven palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Exhaustion
  • Severe skin irritation
  • Skin infections

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Acarbose
  • Alogliptin
  • Canagliflozin
  • Dapagliflozin
  • Dulaglutide
  • Empagliflozin
  • Exenatide
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Insulin
  • Linagliptin
  • Metformin
  • Pramlintide
  • Nateglinide

Fluocinonide has very minor interactions with 44 different drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Provide the doctor with a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of any kinds of skin infection or diabetic conditions.
  • Do not use this drug in case of an allergy to Fluocinonide itself.
  • Do not consume this cream by mouth.
  • Wash hands before and after the use of this cream.
  • Avoid covering the treated skin after application.
  • On treating the pelvic area of a baby, avoid putting on tight diapers.
  • Avoid applying this drug on the skin of the patient’s face, underarms or groin.

WARNINGS –

  • Keep out of reach of children. Ask a doctor before using this drug on a child.
  • This drug can increase glucose levels within the bloodstream as a steroid. Consult a doctor regarding dosage of this drug in case of diabetic conditions.
  • Long-term usage of this drug can lead to thinning skin, change in location of body fat, increase in acne / facial, menstrual problems or a lack in sex drive.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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