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Fluocinolone is a synthetic corticosteroid used topically to treat various skin conditions. It belongs to the class of topical corticosteroids and it is designed to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms such as itching, dryness, crusting, redness, swelling, and discomfort associated with skin disorders.

Fluocinolone works by inhibiting the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. When applied to the skin, it activates natural substances in the skin to reduce swelling, redness, and itching. It is important to note that while fluocinolone can control symptoms, it is not a cure for underlying skin conditions.

Fluocinolone is a versatile corticosteroid available in various forms, catering to different medical needs. It is primarily used as a topical cream, ointment, or lotion for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

In addition to its topical application for skin conditions, it is also available as an otic (for the ear) and ophthalmic (for the eye) formulation, each designed for specific treatments.

Otic Form: Fluocinolone acetonide, in its otic form, is used to treat ear conditions. It is often formulated as an ear drop and is used to reduce inflammation and discomfort caused by certain ear diseases. These conditions may include eczema or psoriasis affecting the ear, or specific types of ear infections where an anti-inflammatory is needed alongside other treatments.

Ophthalmic Form: The ophthalmic form of fluocinolone is used in the eyes. It’s typically prescribed for treating certain eye conditions that cause inflammation, like uveitis or iritis. This form can be in the form of eye drops or as an implant that slowly releases the medication inside the eye. It’s crucial to use this form of fluocinolone strictly under the guidance of an ophthalmologist, as improper use can lead to serious eye complications.

In the United States, fluocinolone is available under the following brand names:

  • Topical: Capex, Synalar.
  • Ophthalmic: Iluvien, Retisert, Yutiq.
  • Otic: DermOtic, Flac.

Common side effects associated with fluocinolone may include:

  • Mild burning, itching, drying, or irritation of the treated area
  • Changes in skin color
  • Increased hair growth
  • Mild rash or pimples

More serious side effects which should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Severe rash or hives
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Wheezing
  • Severe irritation of the treated area
  • Signs of an inception in the treated area

The above lists of possible side effects associated with fluocinolone are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking fluocinolone, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fluocinolone

What Is Fluocinolone Used to Treat?

Depending on the form, fluocinolone is used to treat various skin conditions, ear infections, and ear diseases, as well as certain eye conditions that cause inflammation.

In topical form, it is commonly used to treat skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. In addition, otic form is used for ear conditions such as eczema or psoriasis affecting the ear, or specific types of ear infections where an anti-inflammatory is needed alongside other treatments. The ophthalmic form is primarily prescribed for eye conditions that cause swellings.

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Fluocinolone?

The most common side effects of Fluocinolone involve various forms of mild irritation at the site where the medication was applied. This can include symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, or drying of the skin. These side effects are generally mild and often resolve on their own over time. However, if any of these symptoms persist or worsen, it is important to contact a healthcare provider for further guidance.

What Is the Typical Starting Dose of Fluocinolone?

The starting dose of fluocinolone will vary depending on both the form of the medication and the condition being treated. For topical use, a thin layer of cream or ointment is usually applied to the affected area 2-3 times daily.

It’s important to follow the specific instructions provided by the healthcare provider and not to use more than prescribed, as this can increase the risk of side effects.

How to Use Fluocinolone?

When using fluocinolone it’s important to follow the directions provided by the healthcare provider and use it only as prescribed. Some general tips for taking fluocinolone include:

For topical use, fluocinolone should be applied to clean, dry skin. It’s important to avoid getting the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands thoroughly after each application to prevent unintended ingestion. Do not use coverings unless specifically instructed by your healthcare provider. Apply a thin layer of medication and rub it in gently, being careful not to irritate the skin further.

For otic use, ensure your hands are clean before handling the medication. Tilt your head to one side so that the ear that requires treatment is facing upwards. Gently pull the earlobe up and back to straighten the ear canal, making it easier for the drops to reach deeply. Apply the prescribed number of drops into the ear without letting the dropper touch your ear to avoid contamination. Keep your head tilted for a few minutes to allow the medication to penetrate deeply into the ear. Use a small piece of cotton to prevent the medication from leaking out if instructed by your healthcare provider.

For ophthalmic use, follow the specific directions provided by your healthcare provider.

Can Fluocinolone Be Used During Pregnancy or While Breastfeeding?

The use of fluocinolone during pregnancy or while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider. While there is limited research on the effects of fluocinolone during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is important to weigh the potential benefits against any risks for both the mother and baby.

In general, topical forms of corticosteroids are considered safe to use during pregnancy. However, this depends on the potency of the medication.

Breastfeeding mothers need to exercise caution when using topical corticosteroids like fluocinolone. Although the manufacturer suggests that these medications are generally safe for breastfeeding patients, it’s essential to consult a healthcare provider. This is because systemic corticosteroids, which affect the entire body rather than a specific area, can be present in breast milk and may pose risks to the nursing infant.

Do You Need a Prescription for Fluocinolone?

Yes, fluocinolone requires a prescription from a healthcare provider. This is because the medication can have potential side effects if not used properly, and it’s important for a healthcare professional to monitor its use.

Can You Get an Online Prescription for Fluocinolone From DrHouse?

Yes, if deemed appropriate by a doctor or healthcare provider, you can receive an online prescription for fluocinolone from DrHouse.

Our platform connects patients with healthcare professionals who can evaluate your condition virtually and prescribe medication and medication refills as needed.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.