Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Capex, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar Ointment
Generic Name: fluocinolone topical (Pronunciation: floo oh SIN oh lone TOP i kal)
What is fluocinolone topical (Capex, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar Ointment)?
Fluocinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Fluocinolone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of fluocinolone topical (Capex, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar Ointment)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing fluocinolone topical through your skin, such as:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about fluocinolone topical (Capex, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar Ointment)?
Do not use this medicine in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to.
Plastic film covering (such as plastic wrap) is sometimes used when treating psoriasis. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Children can absorb larger amounts of this medication through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, if they get worse, or if you develop signs of a skin infection.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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