General English name: Fluocortolone Cream / ointment
Trade name: Ultralanum Plain
Application: Inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and dermatitis
Flucortolone Drug Information
Medication Information: Flucortolone is a mild topical corticosteroid. These drugs are also called topical steroids. Skin steroids along with moisturizers are used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Topical steroids are prescribed when the inflammation has flared up in eczema or dermatitis. Flucortolone reduces symptoms by reducing inflammation, redness and itching. This drug is not a definitive treatment but reduces the symptoms of the disease. Although milder corticosteroids are commonly used for children, short-term courses of the drug are sometimes prescribed to treat severe eczema in children. Short-term courses of this drug may also be used to treat psoriasis.
Contraindications Flucortolone ointment
Pay attention to the expiration date of flucortolone ointment and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give fluocortolone ointment to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take more than the dose of flucortolone ointment prescribed by your doctor, because you will have hypoglycemia.
Check for drug interactions with flucortolone ointment and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Never apply flucortolone ointment on infected areas of the skin.
Drug Interaction Flucortolone Ointment
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Tips to consider before taking flucortolone
Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking fluocortolone ointment:
- If any area of your skin is infected.
- If you have acne or rosacea.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have ever been allergic to any medication.
Possible side effects of flucortolone ointment
All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.
Skin irritation: This complication occurs in the first few days of taking the drug but then improves.
Skin thinning, contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea and hair growth in the area of use of the drug: These side effects occur only when the drug is used for a long time.
Corticosteroids cross the bloodstream and enter the bloodstream: Normally, such complications do not occur. Such side effects may occur with long-term use of the drug and when the drug is applied to large areas of the skin.
Tell your doctor if you notice any other symptoms that you think may be due to flucortolone ointment.
How to store fluocortolone ointment
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.