fluocinolone acetonide - shampoo, FS Shampoo
GENERIC NAME: FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE - SHAMPOO (FLOO-oh-SIN-oh-lone uh-SEET-oh-nide)
BRAND NAME(S): FS Shampoo
USES: 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.
HOW TO USE: This shampoo comes with a capsule of medication that the pharmacist must add to the shampoo before giving you this product. Once prepared, shake well before each use. Apply about one ounce of the shampoo to the scalp once daily by working into a lather. Allow it to remain on the scalp for 5 minutes. Then thoroughly rinse your scalp and hair two times. Also rinse any other body parts (e.g., hands, face, neck, shoulders) that may have come in contact with the shampoo.Do not bandage, wrap or cover the affected area (e.g., avoid using shower caps or bathing caps) unless directed by your doctor.This shampoo should be used only on the scalp. Do not apply this medication to your face, neck, groin, or underarms. After applying the medication, wash your hands. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.Do not use this medication more often or for a longer period than prescribed because the risk of side effects may be increased. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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