Fluocinonide or Flunisolide Nasal Spray

Fluocinonide and Flunisolide

What is the difference between Fluocinonide and Flunisolide?

  • Fluocinonide and Flunisolide belong to the class of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs/chemicals commonly known as corticosteroids.
  • Corticosteroids primarily include steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids) and regulate immune response, stress, metabolism, electrolyte level and behavior.
  • Chemically they are anti-inflammatory (anti swelling) molecules and available in different forms such as cream and ointments (for skin), nasal spray (for nose or lungs), pills or liquid (for oral use) and injection (for muscles, veins or joints).
  • Corticosteroids are used to treat a variety of medical illness such as arthritis (joint pain or inflammation), skin allergy, allergic reactions, asthma, hepatitis, inflammatory diseases, cancer and many more.
  • Fluocinonide (marketed under brand name Dermacin, Fluonex, Lonide, Vanos, Lidex, Lidex-E, Lyderm, etc) is a glucocorticoid corticosteroid and widely used topically (directly to the body surface) in the form of cream, ointment, or gel.
  • Fluocinonide works as an anti-inflammatory agent to cure various skin disorders i.e. eczema and dermatitis. The medicine helps to treat skin redness, itching, dryness, crusting, scaling, and inflammation.
  • Flunisolide is a corticosteroid which is used intranasal in the form of spray/ solution.
  • Flunisolide is recommended to treat seasonal allergies, hay fever and allergic rhinitis (allergic inflammation of the nasal airways).

Flucocinonide or Flunisolide Nasal Spray

Flunisolide Nasal Spray Solution

Why is this medication prescribed?

  • Flunisolide, a corticosteroid, is used to prevent year-round cold or flu symptoms produced by an allergic reaction e. nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffed nose.
  • The drug is also used to treat allergic rhinitis.
  • Allergic rhinitis is a medical illness that is caused by an allergicinflammation of the nasal airways. It usually occurs when an allergen is inhaled by an individual with a sensitized immune system. Allergic reaction in nasal airways may cause recurrent sinusitis and increase the risk of developing asthma.
  • The drug is also used as a prophylactic therapy to reduce the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function.

flunisolide nasal spray solution

Pharmacophore structure: Information about the chemical structure of the drug

Flunisolide belongs to the class of organic synthetic compounds commonly known as 21-hydroxysteroids. Principally, it carries a hydroxyl group at 21 position of the backbone, therefore named as 21-hydroxysteroid. The detailed classification of Flunisolide is as follows

Kingdom Organic compounds
Super Class Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Class Steroids and steroid derivatives
Sub Class hydroxysteroids
Direct Parent 21-hydroxysteroids

Chemical information of the drug

  • Flunisolide is a synthetic pharmaceutical glucocorticoid and chemically named as (1S,2S,4R,8S,9S,11S,12S,13R,19S)-19-fluoro-11-hydroxy-8-(2-hydroxyacetyl)-6,6,9,13-tetramethyl-5,7-dioxapentacyclo[²,⁹.0⁴,⁸.0¹³,¹⁸]icosa-14,17-dien-16-one.
  • It is white to creamy white crystalline powder with a molecular formula C24H31FO
  • Molecular weight of Flunisolide is 434.497743 g/mol and melting point is 226-230.
  • Flunisolide is soluble in organic solvents (i.e. methanol, acetone etc), while insoluble in water.


What is the source of drug (natural or synthetic)?

  • Flunisolide is a synthetic (man-made) pharmaceutical adreno-corticosteroid.

What is the available strength of the drug?

  • Flunisolide is available as nasal solution (Flunisolide nasal spray 0.025% w/w) with a metered dose inhaler/spray unit.
  • The formulation contains Flunisolide, butylated hydroxytoluene, benzalkonium chloride, citric acid, edetate disodium, polysorbate 20, propylene glycol, sodium citrate, polyethylene glycol 400, sorbitol and water.
  • Each unit of Flunisolide contains 25 ml that can deliver 200 metered spray.
  • Each spray of the unit deliver metered spray of 100 mg formulation containing 29 mcg of Flunisolide.

What is the generic and brand name of Flunisolide?

  • The drug is available under generic name Flunisolide Nasal spray or solution.
  • The Flunisolide is marketed under different brand names such as AeroBid (Roche), Bronalide (Krewel), Nasalide (Teva Santé), Nasarel, Rhinalar (Syntex) and Syntaris (Teva).

How the Flunisolide medicine works (mode of action)?

  • The principle mode of action of Flunisolide is mediated through binding and subsequent activation of glucocorticoid receptors, which results in suppression of immune responses and inflammation.
  • Glucocorticoid receptors are involved in regulation of development,metabolism, and immune response.
  • As a response of Flunisolide binding, glucocorticoid receptors get activated and up regulate the expression of anti inflammatory proteins (biomolecules, which reduce the swelling/inflammation).
  • The effect of topical Flunisolide is not immediate and requires regular use for at least a few days to get relief.

What are the recommended doses of Flunisolide nasal spray/solution?

The concentration of Flunisolide in nasal spray or solution is 0.025%. However, the dose varies depending upon paediatric and adult uses.

  • The prescribed dose of Flunisolide nasal solution for adult generally ranges between 2 or 3 sprays (58 mcg) in each nostril for 2-3 times per day (total 232 -348 mcg/day).
  • The maximum dose limit for adult is 8 sprays for per day in each nostril (464 mcg/day).
  • For pediatric use (children between 6-14 year age), only one spray (29 mcg) in each nostril for 3 times per day (total 174 mcg/day)
  • or 2 spray in each nostril for 2 times per day (total dose 232 mcg/day).
  • The maximum daily limit for paediatric uses of Flunisolide nasal solution is 4 sprays in each nostril per day (total dose 232 mcg/day).
  • Flunisolide nasal solution is not prescribed for children below the age of 6 years.

What are the pharmacokinetic properties of the drug?

  • Flunisolide is rapidly absorbed and metabolized in the liver to less active primary metabolite (S beta-OH ) and to glucuronide and sulfate conjugates.
  • The average plasma half life of the drug is 1.8 hours in human body.
  • It has been observed that following administration half of the drug is recovered in urine and the remaining half in stool.
  • Only 20% of the total oral supplied Flunisolide enter in to systematic circulation unmetabolized.
  • Each nasal spray of Flunisolide nasal solution contains 29 mcg of the drug.
  • The clinical effectiveness of Flunisolide is primarily due to the direct topical effect rather than the indirect outcome through systemic absorption.

Which pregnancy category (A; B; C; D; X) has been assigned to Flunisolide?

  • The pregnancy category C (risk cannot be ruled out) has been assigned to Flunisolide by FDA.
  • The medication has been recommended during pregnancy only when benefit outweighs risk.

How to prepare the drugs?

The drug is available in ready to use in nasal solution form (0.025 % and 25 ml per pack) and applied directly as inhaler. The Flunisolide nasal solution is supplied in a white, HDPE (high density polyethylene) bottle. The bottle/container is built-in with a protective cap, metered nasal spray pump, and white actuator. Each unit contains ~ 200 metered nasal spray and instruction leaflet.

How to use Flunisolide nasal solution?

Flunisolide is available as nasal solution to inhale/spray through the nose. Generally it is recommended to inhale 1-4 times a day at specific time intervals. Before use, please read carefully the written instructions leaflet provided along with the medication. Follow the illustrated directions as prescribed for proper use of medication.

For proper use of nasal inhaler, please follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands before use of the inhaler.
  2. Clear your nasal passage.
  3. To use nasal spray break the seal and remove the safety clip and plastic cap of the nasal inhaler.
  4. Shake properly every time before the use of inhaler.
  5. Put in the tip of the nasal inhaler into one of your nostril (~0.6 cm).
  6. Close the other nostril gently with your finger tip and tilt your head slightly forward and, keeping the bottle upright.
  7. Press the inhaler to release the drug and sniff gently in through the nose, keeping your mouth closed.
  8. Hold the breath for a few seconds.
  9. Take away the inhaler from your nose.
  10. Clean gently the tip of the nasal inhaler with a tissue paper.
  11. Re-place the plastic cap.
  12. Evade blowing your nose for 15 minutes after using this medication
  13. Repeat the step again in other nostril. Wipe the applicator tip and replace the plastic cap.
  14. Repeat the steps each time during use of inhaler.
  15. Repeat the Step 1. Wash your hands again after use of the medication.

Follow the instruction as per on the prescription label, and if you have any queries regarding the use ask pharmacist, doctor or respiratory therapist. Do not overuse the inhaler as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using Flunisolide without talking to your doctor.

How to store the Flunisolide drug?

Flunisolide is stored at room temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). The container should be tightly closed and away from excess heat, direct sun light and reach of children. Do not freeze or store the medicine at extreme cold too.

How to dispose the Flunisolide?

  • Throw away unused and opened, outdated or no longer used container.
  • Also dispose the old medicine after the expiration date.
  • Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

Does Flunisolide has approval from government / FDA /or any other related agencies?

  • The drug has received its official approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 1981.

Other uses of the drug

  • Flunisolide nasal solution may also be used to treat other allergic problems not listed here.

What special dietary precautions should I follow?

  • Follow a routine protein rich and potassium rich diet and avoid high sodium salt

What special precautions should I follow?

  • Do not use the medicine during anasthma
  • Do not use the medicine if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients.
  • Do not use the medicine in the presence of nasal mucosal infection.
  • Do not use the medicine if you are suffering from chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be deadly or very serious due to steroid medication.

What are the possible side effects of “Flunisolide” drug?

Long term controlled clinical trial studies with Flunisolide nasal solution suggested that adverse reactions associated with the drug use are primarily nasal mucous membrane. The most common problem in 45% of the patients is nasal burning and stinging. The most common side effect of Flunisolide use are cough, crusting of nose, nose bleeding, temporary dryness or irritation in nose/throat, pain or sores in nose sneezing and taste/smell problems. If the side effects persist for a long time or get worse consult immediately with your doctor.

  • Prolonged use and high dose result in absorption of Flunisolide in blood stream and therefore may cause severe tiredness, headache, weight loss, swelling of ankles/feet, vision problems and increased thirst/urination. If such symptoms appear tell your doctor right away.
  • It has been observed that some medical conditions (disease) may also associate with too much use of Flunisolide, which are similar to overdose of other corticosteroid drugs. These include hyperadrenocorticism (cataracts, menstrual irregularities, and cushingoid features), infections, corneal perforation, and reduction in bone density and ocular toxicities (elevated intraocular pressure).
  • Severe allergic reaction is rare but if you notice persistent sore throat, ear pain, fever, chills, white patches or itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), seek immediate medical attention .
  • However, these side effects rarely occur (due to topical use and low dose). The risk factor rises only when a high dose of Flunisolide is used for a long time.

What should I do in case of overdose?

  • Flunisolide overdose usually occurs when someone by mistake or deliberately takes more than the prescribed limit of this medication. In case of overdose, do not panic and contact with your doctor or emergency room immediately.
  • It has been observed in animal studies that intravenous Flunisolide did not show any marked effect at doses up to 4 mg/kg. A spray bottle of drug usually contain 6.25mg of Flunisolide, therefore cannot cause acute over dosage.
  • Do not share the medication with other person suffering from a similar problem.
  • Do not use the medication for a longer period of time.

What should I do in case of missed a dose?

  • In case of missed dosage, take it as soon as you remember and maintain a regular dosing schedule.
  • Keep in mind to not use a double dose to make up a missed dose

Does Flunisolide has any interaction with food, drugs and diseases?

  • No significant food interactions have been reported for Flunisolide.
  • Flunisolide may interact with other corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone and increase the risk of their side effects.
  • Drug interaction studies of Flunisolide revealed that it interacts with 59 drugs (174 brand and generic names). Therefore, it is mandatory to inform your doctor about any medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you take.
  • It has been observed that some medical conditions (disease) may also interact with Flunisolide such as ……
  1. Hyperadrenocorticism

    The intense use of inhaled and nasal corticosteroids such as Flunisolide may aggravate conditions of hyperadrenocorticism. The key symptoms are development of acneiform lesions, cataract, menstrual irregularities, and cushingoid features .

  2. Infections

    The corticosteroids work through suppression of immune system thus may likely to reduce the ability to localize infections, mask the symptoms of infection.

  3. Ocular Herpes Simplex

    Higher dosage of Flunisolide can cause corneal perforation in patients with ocular herpes.

  4. Osteoporosis

    The most common side effect of prolonged usage of corticosteroids is associated with a reduction in bone density.

  5. Ocular Toxicities

    Prolonged use of corticosteroids may cause cataract and elevated intraocular pressure thus can cause glaucoma and/or damage to the optic nerves.

Clinical research and current scenario of the drug

Clinical human Trials of Flunisolide nasal solution (Flunisolide nasal spray .025%, for up to 6 weeks at doses up to 300 mcg per day) have shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, nasal congestion and sneezing.

  • A pivotal, 3-center trial with 196 patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis showed statistically significant results following Flunisolide treatments.
  • Animal studies with Flunisolide have shown teratogenic nature of the drug (an agent that can harm foetus and can generate birth defects). However, control human studies are not available.
  • Animal studies have shown that Flunisolide acts as a potent glucocorticoid and weak mineralocorticoid. It has been observed that Flunisolide is ~180 times more potent a glucocorticoid than the cortisol standard.
  • Controlled clinical trials of Flunisolide nasal solution (Flunisolide nasal spray .025%) effect on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function have suggested no significant effect on endogenous cortisol production in adult volunteers.

References from chemical, biological and toxicological databases.

Flunisolide:Pubchem open chemistry database. http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/flunisolide#section=Toxicity.Flunisolide:Drug bank database. http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00180.

FDA: Information by drug class. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/InformationbyDrugClass/ucm193896.html.

Flunisolide: Medline plus drug information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601054.html.

US National Library of Medicine, NIH. Retrieved6 March 2014. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601054.html#how

Flunisolidefor the treatment of asthma. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24716719

Topical glucocorticosteroids in rhinitis: clinical aspects. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16923704

Pharmacokinetics of intranasal corticosteroids. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11449203

Systemic effects of intranasal steroids: an endocrinologist’s perspective. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11032642

Topical glucocorticosteroids in rhinitis: clinical aspects. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16923704

Drug therapy: inhaled glucocorticoids for asthma. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199503303321307

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What Is Fluocinonide USP Used For? Side Effects of Fluocinonide Cream USP 0.05

Fluocinonide USP is a prescription topical solution used to relieve symptoms and shorten recovery time of many common skin conditions. It contains a corticosteroid. Fluocinonide USP is prescribed by the doctors for to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, poison ivy and oak exposure, and several other forms of skin disorders. Fluocinonide USP works by stopping the immune system’s inflammatory response and preventing further irritation. The corticosteroid, contained in it, penetrates the skin and starts working here. It helps to relieve inflammation, pain and itching. It is best used for the recovery of eczema, itching, red or blotchy patches that burn or even discharge a clear fluid. People who usually work with warm water or heat get atopic dermatitis or eczema as the consequence of it.

It is given for external use. Getting a tiny amount in the eyes and swallowing it in anyway may cause some serious health issues.

Apply it within the affected area. It should not go beyond your affected area. Wash your hand, after using it. Cleanse your affected area and dry it properly before using it.

Longer or more amount of USP 0.05 uses may bring some side effects for you. Besides, if it does not suit your body, you may have side effects. If you are allergic to it, you should not use it anyway.

Now have a quick look at the side effects

  • Sleeplessness (insomnia), blurred vision or hallucination
  • You can see halos around lights
  • Off mood and frustration
  • Overweight and puffiness in face
  • Stretch marks
  • Stiffness and weakness in muscles
  • Wariness, headache and muscle pains
  • Weakness, feeling tired.
  • Rash on Skin and around your mouth and face
  • Swollen hair follicles
  • Itching, blisters, pimples
  • Mild skin itching, burning, and dryness
  • Changes of color of on your applied area

If any of the side effects
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Fluocinonide Cream For Alopecia

Hair loss or alopecia is annoying for both men and women. There are many who complaints and are victim of this alopecia, but due to lack of accurate and genuine remedy they fail to overcome from this problem. There are number of disorders, which obliged an individual to undergo through problems. Alopecia is tagged as hair loss and it is mostly visible in the scalp, it can create affects on other parts of the body. In general cases, the hair loss does not exceed its boundary from scalp but few situations enables them to cross the boundaries and they reach to the eyebrows, nasal hair, facial hair and even to the eyelashes. Hence, there is a high chance of having bald spots into the body.

Alopecia does not make victim to a specific gender. Hence, you can expect its appearance on men as well as women. Alopecia is so stiff in nature that it produces effect on children. Around the world 2% of the population suffers from Alopecia. The ratio is quite long, when it comes to the children that are affected by this merciless alopecia. Nevertheless, this paper will educate you with the clinical approaches that are helpful for the patient who are suffering from Alopecia.

The synthetic corticosteroid cream known as fluocinonide is useful for treating hair loss problems. Since for a long time, this cream has been used for treating alopecia. But remember if this cream is not applied as per instructions then it can make you suffer from side effects. Hence, for preventing the side effects avoid using the cream frequently. Do not go for applying the cream on a huge quantity. This cream will land you in other troubles if you over use the cream in the greediness of curing early. If any part of the guideline is not clear to you then you should seek assistance from your doctor.

Fluocinonide Cream For Ringworm

Ringworms are fungal infections and this appear on the outer layer of an individual’s skin. There are several type of ringworms occur on several parts of the body. Ringworm is also called as tinea pedis. This creates affects on a person’s foot and hence it is like athlete’s foot. Tiena cruris is other sort of ringworm, which produces its impact on a person’s genital region and is generally referred as jock itch. Tinea capitis is another ringworm infection, which is generally visible among the children and this infection commonly shows its affect on the scalp. Tinea corporis is ringworm that has an effect on the body and it is usually noticeable on the hands, stomach, back as well as legs. Ringworm is an exceptional condition and has equal affect on both men as well as women. Ringworm attack in the body in the form of circular shaped rash and visible in red color. This can appear in any part of the body.

Ringworm can develop between the joints of the toes. In some cases, it may also increase behind the ankles. The fungus that is present in your skin causes ringworm. This contagious fungal skin disease can be cured by using the fluocinonide cream. Fluocinonide cream is a corticosteroid, which helps in diminishing itching, redness, swelling and other skin related problems. This cream has a potentiality and thus it is one of the perfect options to treat ringworm. This cream has several utility and thus it is very strong. Hence, one should use this cream very cautiously. This cream should be used according to the guidelines outlined by the doctor. Excessive use of the cream is harmful. Hence, it is better if you take small amount of the cream and gently rub to the ringworm-affected area. Cleanliness is mandatory for using the cream. Children and pregnant women should be careful and must follow the instructions provided by the doctor. If you find any side effects or any unusual symptoms while using the cream then you should immediately stop continuing the cream and consult to your physician. The side effects that can hit you are glaucoma, unexplained swelling, severe fluid retention, Infections, Signs of an allergic reaction and more.

Fluocinonide Cream For Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is not only frustrating but also it is one of the most irritating problems. Due to the fungus one gets trapped by this disease. The funguses make their shelter in warm and moist crevaces as a result they occupy their position between feet and toes. A good and genuine treatment will release from this annoying problems. Generally for treating athlete’s foot a heavy treatment is not required. Usage of the fluocinonide cream is sufficient for treating this disease. You need to treat this problem successfully because a successful treatment will give you assurance and satisfaction that you will not be attacked by this disease again and again. There are several other remedies to treat this problem but none could be best as fluocinonde because it will not only give you satisfied result but also you will start experience the changes early.

Fluocinoinde has a number of advantages and host number of people has achieved positive results by using the cream for different type of skin related problems. Fluocinonide is also a perfect option for treating athlete’s foot problems. However there are some definite methods for using the cream and keep in mind that you should carefully follow the instructions that are labeled in the medicine. The supreme reason for suggesting this cream is it’s made up of with such ingredients, which can smoothly lessen burning, reddishness and inflammation.

Fluocinonide is a strong cream and the presence of corticosteroid aids in developing the power of the cream. Hence this cream is not only good but best to treat foot fungus. Not only this, if you suffer from ring worm problems then this cream is excellent to use. There is another reason for recommending this cream to treat athlete’s foot and that is the cream has the proficiency to trim down the response that are responsible due to body’s resistant.

Fluocinonide Cream For Angular Cheilitis

What is Angular Cheilitis?What are the symptoms?
Angular cheilitis is not a life-taking disease but when it attacks your face does not look attractive any more. Sometimes it happens, when people fail to understand that they are suffering from angular cheilitis. The prime symptom of this disease is you will suffer from horrible cracks or scratches on the outer corner of your mouth. The treatment of this disease based upon the reasons of the infection. There are few reasons, which make angular cheilitis to reoccur at the corner of your mouth.

What causes Angular Cheilitis? How do you get Angular Cheilitis
It is often reviewed that the disease appears due to the lack of vitamin. Hence, in order to avoid this disease one should immerse themselves in the vitamin source foods. Sometimes, when an individual undergo through constant skin dryness as well as cracking at the corner of their mouth then they should immediately seek the advice of the dermatologists.

Effective treatment
Angular cheilitis is painful because once you suffer with the wounds in your mouth you will face difficulty in laughing. The crack splits forbid you from laughing. In order to get rid of this you need to apply some medicine, which will assist in reducing the swelling, itching as well as redness. You need to be cautious when you are applying the cream on the mouth because while consuming the food the cream can transfer to the other parts of the body. In most cases a steroid cream is advised to use for healing the cracks of the skin and if the steroid cream comes in to the contact of the skin then it can lead to side effects.

Fluocinonide cream is good to heal other skin conditions but it is not advised to treat Angular cheilitis. This cream is prohibited to use on Angular cheilitis because it can cause skin thinning and might the condition of the skin could become more worsened. Hence, it is better that you should opt for another medication because this can make the situation more deteriorate and scary.

Fluocinonide Cream For Dogs

Like humans, the fungal disease also attack dogs. When human being suffers from the fungal infections then they opt for applying fluocinonide cream. This cream is best for treating fungal infections such as ringworm. For human being there is a very powerful solution but if the dog suffer from same infections then what would be the best alternative that can cure the infections. For treating your dog from the infections, it is better to use something powerful so that you can have fast and efficient results. In critical cases, your veterinarian might suggest you to opt for anti- fungal medications. However, natural treatment is one of the efficient method for treating the fungus in an animal-friendly way.

When your dog is suffering from ringworm then do not think that homeopathic remedy will show efficient result. Actually, the treatment of the ringworm depends upon two situations. One is the type of ringworm fungus and the other part is the harshness of the rash. Both these situation analyze the treatment of the ringworm in the dog.

Flucinoinde has various advantages and its utility is vast. Fluocinonide is not only helpful for the human beings but also helpful for the animals such as dogs. The capability, which fluocinonide possesses to cure human being disease it almost hold the same capability when it comes to treat the sensitivity in dogs. The pet lover will be happy to know that Fluocinonide is used in veterinary medicine. This is great for treating allergies in dogs. Natural systemic cortisol concentrations can be suppressed for several weeks of topical exposure. When the cream is applied on the human beings then it is usually suggest to follow the doctor advice. It is also advised to use the cream on appropriate amount because inaccurate amount can lead to bad reactions. In human being, there is an increasing chance of suffering from side effect. Hence, all this rules might be applicable for dogs. Thus, it is necessary to consult the professional before applying the cream to the dog.

Fluocinonide Side Effects

Fluocinonide Cream For Acne

Fluocinonide cream assists in getting fast topical solution. The cream is helpful to decrease symptoms and it takes less healing time for treating various types of common skin conditions. Flucinoninde is a steroid cream and is not good for using in the skin for a long period. There are several people, who get worried and feel afraid to use the cream on face. Using the cream on different areas of the face is good until you apply the cream according to the dosage prescribed by the doctor. This cream should be strictly used according to the directions of the doctor. The direction regarding how to apply it and other things are mention on the prescription label of the medicine. Extensive usage over the face or applying the cream frequently on a heavy amount in one surface of the face makes the thin and you will be surrounded with systemic symptoms. The cream generates this sort of result due to the presence of the strong component known as steroid. Hence, this cream is neither good nor applicable to be used in acne problems. It is better if you seek for other solutions for curing acne.

If your acne is bothering you and want to get rid of it fast then you can seek for Salicylic acid wash/benzoyl peroxide, as this is one of good alternative for overcoming from acne problems. If you are in need of acne cream then do not lean on Fluocinonide as it will not bring any positive result. The prime reason behind the inefficiency of Fluocinonide for treating acne is it does not have the antibacterial properties, which will provide better result for clearing acne. In fact, the medicine Fluocinonide is good to be use in other skin related problems such as eczema, dermatitis and more. It will show effective result if your skin is undergoing through problems like itching, burning or flaked. Always use the cream for the reason it has been prescribed or else you will catch side effects. Fluocinonide is a powerful drug hence you must use it as per your doctor instructions.

Fluocinonide Solution For Scalp

Fluocinonide cream comes in the form of ointment, cream, solution and gel for using on the skin. This cream is usually prescribed to use two to four times a day. Before applying the cream, it is necessary for you to understand the direction written on your prescription label. If you are not clear about any prescribed part then you should seek the help of your doctor or pharmacist. Always use the fluocinonide cream as per accurate direction. Over dosage of the cream is strictly prohibited. Use the exact amount neither less nor more. There are some people, who live with misconception regarding the fluocinonide drug. They think if they frequently use the cream on affected area then they will get fast and efficient result but excessive usage of the cream lead to skin and bone thinning.

Do not apply fluocinonide in other parts of your body and do not cover or warp the affected area with bandage until and unless, your doctor has approved it. Fluocinonide cream is a synthetic steroid and prescribed for topical uses to treat dermatitis and inflammation that has been occurred due to some adverse reaction caused by any medicine or product. The anti- inflammatory agent is ideal to treat psoriasis, eczema and more.

Fluocinonide is good for treating scalp problems. However, as mentioned earlier you need to apply it strictly according to the direction. Part your hair and apply the solution directly to your scalp. While applying, rub the cream gently. After applying cream, immediate wash off or rubbing the area should be avoided. You need to wait until the medicine has dried on the scalp.

Hypertrichosis, or excessive hair growth, is seen as one of the severe side effects of Fluocinonide cream or gel. According to the sources Folliculitis, or inflamed follicles might be visible while using Fluocinonide liquid solution. Corticosteroid is present in Fluocinonide. Hence, when you are applying topically to the scalp then you may undergo through mild allergic reaction or irritation. It is said that the irritation sometimes provoke hair growth. Dermatologists are familiar with this treatment. According, to some renowned Hair Loss Association fluocinonide generates efficient result when it comes to cure mild alopecia.

Fluocinonide Solution For Hair Loss

Fluocinonide is a synthetic steroid and doctor usually prescribes it for topical uses. For treating dermatitis steroid produces efficient results. This cream works as an anti-inflammatory agent and ideal for treating psoriasis and eczema. Fluocinonide is also excellent for curing every type of hair problems. Starting from itching, scratching even the prime and most concerned problem hair loss is efficiently cured by fluocinonide. It is available in different forms such as cream, gel or ointment and can be treated well by using any of these forms. Fluocinonide consist Corticosteroids hence there is a possibility of developing mild allergic reaction. Beside this, there is possibility of other reaction such as hair re-growth.


The Fluocinonide cream is mainly used for inflammation, which is resulted by hair loss and other skin conditions. The cream is attributed with several advantages and the presence of adrenocortical steroid makes an individual feel relief from redness, swelling and itching.


Fluocinonide ointment is the general form of topical cortisteroid cream. The ointment provides fruitful result for decreasing the chemical reactions, which cause due to the inflammation as well as swelling of the scalp. The ointment is wonderful to cure the symptoms of the allergic reactions that have been caused from the hair products, which results in hair loss.


For treating alopecia, Fluocinonide gel is preferred by the doctor in 0.05 percent. The gel is instantly immersed into the skin and assists the individual in getting instant relief. The dosage of the gel depends according to the condition of the patient. Doctors as well as dermatologists normally suggest the patients to continue using the gel two to four times a day for some weeks until an efficient result is not gained in treating hair loss solution. As the cream is equipped with fast absorbing power thus without any trouble it can be combined with shampoos and other styling aids.

Some people undergo through hair falls when they stop treating them with Fluocinonide. Re-growth usually occurs within 3 to 6 months of starting the treatment. If your hair does not grow back after six months then it would be wise if you stop using the corticosteroids.