What is Fluocinolone topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: fluocinolone oil Derma-Smoothe/FS Synalar

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Fluocinolone topical, is corticosteroid. It is used for relief of susceptible inflammatory dermatosis (non-inflammatory skin disease); dermatitis (inflammatory skin disease) or psoriasis of the scalp; atopic dermatitis in adults and children 3 months of age or older.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lichen planus 4 2
Seborrheic dermatitis 3 2
Alopecia 1 0
Chronic otitis media 1 1
Dyshidrotic eczema 1 0
Eczema 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluocinolone topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation 1
Change in hair color 1
Hair loss 1
Itching 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluocinolone topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 2
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Duration

Stopped taking Fluocinolone topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Fluocinolone topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 2
Fluocinonide topical (Lidex cream) 1
Pimecrolimus (Elidel) 1
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