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Fluocinolone Shampoo Dosage

The standard dose of fluocinolone shampoo is one ounce applied to the scalp, worked to a good lather, and left on for up to five minutes before rinsing. This process is repeated once a day for as long as your healthcare provider recommends. Ideally, fluocinolone shampoo is used on a short-term basis; this helps reduce the risk of steroid-related side effects.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Fluocinolone Shampoo

The dose of fluocinolone shampoo (Capex®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Fluocinolone Shampoo Dosing Instructions

The standard dosage of fluocinolone shampoo for treating scalp psoriasis is no more than one ounce applied to the scalp once daily. Lather well, just as with any other shampoo, but be sure to leave it on the scalp for at least five minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
Fluocinolone shampoo, like all steroids, is best used for short-term use only (no more than a few weeks at a time), due to the risk of side effects from long-term use. Some people may benefit from ongoing, once-weekly treatment, instead of daily treatment, once their symptoms have subsided. Although once-weekly treatment is not mentioned in the prescribing information for this product, it is sometimes recommended.

General Information on Using Fluocinolone Shampoo

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluocinolone shampoo include the following:
  • Fluocinolone shampoo comes as a shampoo base and a capsule that contains the active ingredient. Your pharmacist should have opened the capsule and mixed the active ingredient into the shampoo before dispensing the medication. You should not receive the capsule. If you notice the capsule in your packaging, contact your pharmacist. It is possible that he or she forgot to mix it for you.
  • Use this medication once a day. Shake the bottle well before each use.
  • Apply up to one ounce of the shampoo to the scalp and work to a good lather. Leave on for at least five minutes, then rinse off.
  • For fluocinolone shampoo to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or fluocinolone shampoo dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Fluocinolone Shampoo Information

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