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Fluocinolone cream and ointment kit

Generic Name: fluocinolone (FLOO-oh-SIN-oh-lone)
Brand Name: Synalar

Fluocinolone cream and ointment kit is used for:

Relieving itching and inflammation of the skin. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Fluocinolone cream and ointment kit is a kit that contains a topical corticosteroid and an emollient. The corticosteroid reduces skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation). The emollient moisturizes and softens the skin.

Do NOT use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in fluocinolone cream and ointment kit

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using fluocinolone cream and ointment kit:

Some medical conditions may interact with fluocinolone cream and ointment kit. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have measles, chickenpox, shingles, or tuberculosis
  • if you have hardening or thinning of the skin or a skin infection
  • if you have recently been vaccinated or you have had a positive tuberculin skin test

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with fluocinolone cream and ointment kit. Because little, if any, of fluocinolone cream and ointment kit is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if fluocinolone cream and ointment kit may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit:

Use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • To use the fluocinolone cream or ointment: Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying fluocinolone cream and ointment kit unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If fluocinolone cream and ointment kit is applied to a hairy site, the hair should be parted to allow the medicine direct contact with the skin.
  • Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • To use the emollient cream: Apply to the affected area daily as needed, especially after using soaps and detergents.
  • If you miss a dose of fluocinolone cream and ointment kit, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit.

Important safety information:

  • Fluocinolone cream and ointment kit is for external use only. Do not get fluocinolone cream and ointment kit in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool tap water.
  • If fluocinolone cream and ointment kit was prescribed to treat the diaper area of a child, avoid using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
  • Fluocinolone cream and ointment kit has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it, too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit for any conditions other than the one for which it was prescribed.
  • Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine while you are using fluocinolone cream and ointment kit.
  • Corticosteroids may affect the growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using fluocinolone cream and ointment kit while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use fluocinolone cream and ointment kit, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of fluocinolone cream and ointment kit:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness; itching.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); acne-like rash; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; irritation, burning, redness, or swelling not present before using fluocinolone cream and ointment kit; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of fluocinolone cream and ointment kit:

Store fluocinolone cream and ointment kit at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Avoid temperatures above 104 degrees F (40 degrees C). Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep fluocinolone cream and ointment kit out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about fluocinolone cream and ointment kit, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Fluocinolone cream and ointment kit is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take fluocinolone cream and ointment kit or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about fluocinolone cream and ointment kit. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to fluocinolone cream and ointment kit. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using fluocinolone cream and ointment kit.

Review Date: August 8, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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