This shampoo is used to treat severe dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Fluocinolone reduces the swelling, itching, flaking and redness that can occur with dandruff. This medication is a low- to medium-strength corticosteroid.
On rare occasions, it is possible that this medication will be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin. This can lead to side effects of a corticosteroid overdose. These side effects are more likely in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Request a callback from your medical provider right away if any of the following side effects occur:
There have been reports of the shampoo causing Kaposi’s sarcoma—cancer cells that can develop in the skin or mucus lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Notify your medical provider immediately if you notice:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Your medical provider may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medication before checking with your medical provider first. Before using this medication, tell your medical provider of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share the list with your medical provider.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.
Do not share this medication with others. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for other skin problems unless told to do so by your medical provider. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as adrenal gland function tests) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects, especially if you use this drug for an extended period of time or apply it over large areas of the body. Request a callback from your medical provider for more details. Inform all of your medical providers that you are using or have used this medication.
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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