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Capex Shampoo

Capex® Shampoo
(fluocinolone acetonide) Topical Shampoo, 0.01%

For Dermatological Use Only

Not for Ophthalmic Use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Capex® Shampoo 0.01% is supplied as a shampoo formulation with a 12 mg fluocinolone acetonide capsule which is emptied into the shampoo base by the pharmacist at the time of dispensing. After mixing, Capex® Shampoo contains fluocinolone acetonide (6α, 9-Difluro-11β, 16α, 17,21 -tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3, 20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone), a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.

Chemically, Capex® Shampoo (fluocinolone acetonide topical shampoo) mixture is C24H30F2O8.

It has the following structural formula:

Capex® Shampoo (fluocinolone acetonide) Structural Formula Illustration

Fluocinolone acetonide in Capex® Shampoo (fluocinolone acetonide topical shampoo) has the molecular weight of 452.50. It is a white crystalline powder that is odorless, stable in light and melts at 270°F with decomposition; soluble in alcohol, acetone and methanol; slightly soluble in chloroform; insoluble in water.

Each fluocinolone capsule contains 12 mg of fluocinolone acetonide, 548 mg of dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate USP, and 240 mg of talc USP. The shampoo base contains aluminum acetate basic, benzalkonium chloride solution, boric acid, citric acid anhydrous, cocamido-ether-sulfate complex, cocoamine oxide, lauramide DEA, magnesium aluminum silicate, methylparaben, oat flour, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, and fragrances, with D&C Yellow #10 and FD&C Blue #1 as coloring.

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:

  • blurred vision, headache;
  • thinning skin, easy bruising;
  • mood changes;
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • muscle weakness, feeling...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/8/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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