Fluocortolone Uses

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Fluocortolone indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Oral

Corticosteroid therapy

Adult: As free alcohol: 5-100 mg daily.

Topical/Cutaneous

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses

Adult: As cream/oint containing 0.25% of the caproate or 0.25% of the free alcohol or pivalate ester. Apply thinly once daily-bid.

Fluocortolone description

Fluocortolone is a glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory activity used topically for various skin disorders.

Fluocortolone dosage

Oral

Corticosteroid therapy

Adult: As free alcohol: 5-100 mg daily.

Topical/Cutaneous

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses

Adult: As cream/oint containing 0.25% of the caproate or 0.25% of the free alcohol or pivalate ester. Apply thinly once daily-bid.

Fluocortolone interactions

The patient has to tell the doctor or pharmacist of all prescription or nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone), other corticosteroids applied to the skin (e.g., hydrocortisone), drugs that lower the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).

Fluocortolone side effects

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Severe pituitary-adrenal-axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, worsening of untreated infections, thinning of the skin, irreversible striae atrophicae and telangiectasia, dermatitis, acne, mild depigmentation, atrophy.

Potentially Fatal: Hypersensitivity.

Fluocortolone contraindications

Systemic infection; widespread plaque psoriasis, untreated fungal or viral skin lesions; infants <1 yr. Rosacea; perioral dermatitis and acne vulgaris.

Active ingredient matches for Fluocortolone:

Fluocortolone


List of Fluocortolone substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Ointment; Topical; Fluocortolone 0.25%; Fluocortolone Caproate 0.25% (Schering)
Cream; Topical; Fluocinonide Trimethylacetate 0.25%; Fluocortolone Caproate 0.25% (Bayer)
Lotion; Topical; Fluocinonide Trimethylacetate 0.25%; Fluocortolone Caproate 0.25% (Bayer)
Ointment, Fatty; Topical; Fluocinonide Trimethylacetate 0.25%; Fluocortolone Caproate 0.25% (Bayer)
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Ointment; Topical; Fluocinonide Trimethylacetate 0.25%; Fluocortolone Caproate 0.25% (Bayer)
Ultralan 30 g (Bayer)
Ultralan oint 30 g x 1's (Bayer)
Tablet; Oral; Fluocortolone

References

  1. PubChem. "FLUOCORTOLONE". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Fluocortolone". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB08971 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Anti-Inflammatory Agents". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

Reviews

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1 consumer reported useful

Was the Fluocortolone drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
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