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Synalar Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Capex, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar Ointment
Generic Name: fluocinolone topical (Pronunciation: floo oh SIN oh lone TOP i kal)
- What is fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- What are the possible side effects of fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- How should I use fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Synalar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Synalar)?
- What should I avoid while using fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- What other drugs will affect fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
Fluocinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Fluocinolone topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis.
Fluocinolone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
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 tired.
Common side effects may include:
- mild skin itching, burning, peeling, or dryness;
- thinning or softening of your skin;
- swollen hair follicles;
- blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin;
- changes in color of treated skin;
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth; or
- stretch marks.
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.
Read the Synalar (fluocinolone acetonide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about fluocinolone topical (Synalar)?
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.
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