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- Derma-Smoothe/FS (fluocinolone acetonide) should be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of contact, wash eyes liberally with water.
- Derma-Smoothe/FS (fluocinolone acetonide) should not be used for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
- Patients should report any worsening of their skin condition to their physician promptly.
- Derma-Smoothe/FS (fluocinolone acetonide) should not be applied under occlusion unless directed by the physician. Derma-Smoothe/FS (fluocinolone acetonide) should not be applied to the diaper area as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive use.
- Derma-Smoothe/FS (fluocinolone acetonide) should not be used on the face, axillae, or groin unless directed by the physician.
- As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control of disease is achieved. Contact the physician if no improvement is seen within 2 weeks.
- Do not use other corticosteroid-containing products while using Derma-Smoothe/FS (fluocinolone acetonide) without first consulting your physician.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/3/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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