Flucort Skin Cream
Active ingredient: Fluocinolone acetonide
Packaging Type: 20 g tube
Manufacturer : Glenmark Gracewell Division
Product Code: PR10242
What is Flucort Skin Cream?
Flucort cream is a topical corticosteroid prescribed for inflammatory skin conditions like itching, redness, discomfort, crusting, dryness, and scaling. It contains Fluocinolone as the active ingredient.
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Flucort Skin Cream is an adrenocortical steroid which has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and immune modulating properties. Fluocinolone is absorbed through the skin into the inflamed cells and blocks the prostaglandins and leukotrienes which cause inflammation. Fluocinolone also causes vasoconstriction which impedes the leaking of the cells.
Looking after your drug
Store the cream below 250C and keep it capped when not in use. Prevent contamination of the nozzle and inside of the cap.
How to take Flucort Skin Cream?
Squeeze the required amount and rub it gently into the skin of the affected area. Do not cover the skin after application unless dressing is prescribed.
Apply as a thin film two to four times in a day.
Consult your doctor right away.
Apply as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose
Warnings and Precautions
It should be used as an external medication only. Avoid contact with your eyes, mouth or any other mucosal surfaces. Do not over apply.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects are skin irritation, dermatitis, thinning of the skin, and striae formation.
When Flucort Skin Cream should not be used?
In case of an allergy or hypersensitivity. On open wounds or burns. Use caution in case of pregnancy and while lactating.
How long should you take Flucort Skin Cream?
As long as prescribed but no more than 14 days.