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Capex shampoo is a brand version of Fluocinolone, a synthetic anti-inflammatory used to treat seborrheic dermatitis. It can help reduce the swelling and redness by reducing the dilation of capillaries.
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A medical provider will review your information and prescribe treatment, if appropriate.
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About Capex (Fluocinolone)
How does it work?
Capex is a medicated shampoo that provides dandruff treatment by slowing the growth of skin cells on the scalp. The medication essentially applies the brakes to fast-growing skin cells, which reduces flaking and itching for a healthier scalp.
What does it treat?
The medication treats severe cases of seborrheic dermatitis, a common scalp condition that causes dandruff, redness and flaking.
What forms does it come in?
It comes as a medicated shampoo that you use to wash your hair. Your dose may depend on your condition, so follow your prescriber’s instructions carefully.
Capex vs. Fluocinolone
Fluocinolone is a common topical corticosteroid used to treat seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp. Capex is the shampoo form of Fluocinolone, and may contain different active ingredients. Fluocinolone is also available as a cream, ointment or oil.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If a dandruff prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil 0.01 % (120 mL kit) start at $39.24.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Derma-Smoothe/FS Scalp Oil 0.01 % (120 mL kit)*
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Capex (Fluocinolone) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Capex (Fluocinolone)?
- Reduces inflammation
- Relieves Itching
- Controls flaking
Who should not use this medication?
- People who are sensitive to the medication
- People who have a compromised immune system
- Children under 2 years old
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- People with liver or kidney issues
If you have any of these conditions, speak with your licensed medical provider before starting Capex.
How do I use this medication?
To apply the medication, you usually apply roughly 1 ounce to the scalp, work into a lather and allow it to stand for 5 minutes before rinsing. Follow your health provider’s instructions carefully for optimal results.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you forget to use the medication, simply use it the next time you wash your hair. Don't double your dose to catch up.
What happens if I use too much?
Using more shampoo than directed may cause hormonal issues. Follow your medical provider’s dosing instructions to avoid any problems.
If you’ve taken too much of the medication, call your licensed provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Capex (Fluocinolone) online?
Yes! Simply complete a Dr. B online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your treatment and, if appropriate, send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen
Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine. Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Many people taking the medication don’t experience any side effects. When side effects do occur, they’re usually mild. Mild side effects include:
Contact your health provider right away if you experience severe side effects like an allergic reaction, blisters or burning skin or other worrying symptoms.