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Fluocinolone Shampoo

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using fluocinolone shampoo if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Fluocinolone Shampoo to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)

How Does It Work?

Fluocinolone shampoo is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Fluocinolone shampoo works for seborrhea by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

When and How to Use Fluocinolone Shampoo

Some general 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.

Fluocinolone Shampoo Information

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