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FLUCORT 0.025 % GEL

Manufactured byGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsFluocinolone
Description

FLUCORT 0.025 % GEL is a topical corticosteroid used to relieve symptoms of various skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. These symptoms may include itching, dryness, redness, scaling, rashes, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 3 months of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for FLUCORT 0.025 % GEL

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Body aches or Pain
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application
  • Acne
  • Accumulation of pus
  • Dry skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Swelling

Uses of FLUCORT 0.025 % GEL

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Atopic dermatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the dose strength, the form of administration, and individual constitution.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the dose strength, the form of administration, and individual constitution.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is advised.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to fluocinolone or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is advised.
General warnings

Growth retardation

This medicine may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. The dose should be titrated to the minimum effective dose to reduce the chances of such side effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes Mellitus

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dosage adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Apply/Use the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Glimepiride

Pioglitazone

Insulin

Linagliptin

Acarbose

Glipizide

Disease interactions

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperadrenocorticism due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Ocular Toxicities

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of ocular toxicities such as glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, etc. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of ocular disease. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions mentioned on the label/package insert and use this medicine exactly as directed. Do not use in smaller or larger quantities than advised. Contact your doctor for reassessment if the symptoms do not improve in 2 weeks. Do not use any bindings or occlusive dressings over the affected area unless specificially instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the release of certain chemical substances that cause symptoms such as pain, redness, rashes, and swelling.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

OTC

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