fluocinolone acetonide - shampoo, FS Shampoo (cont.)
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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, stinging, irritation, dryness, or redness may occur when this medication is first applied to the scalp. Acne, excessive hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis), skin thinning/discoloration, or stretch marks may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.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, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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