Fluocinolone acetonide: description, use. Trade names
For certain there is no such person who never would face allergies. This condition is manifested by various symptoms: sneezing, lacrimation, coughing, itching, reddening of the skin, inflammation of the mucous membranes and so on. All these signs interfere with the habitual way of life. Therefore, manufacturers of medicines are developing new drugs for the treatment of allergies. One of these is the substance of fluocinolone acetonide.
The article will tell you about the features of using this tool and will give it a description. Also you can find out which trade names have antihistamines containing fluocinolone acetonide.
What is Fluocinolone Acetonide? It is a chemical compound that looks like a white powder. The bulk agent is practically insoluble in water, but reacts with chloroform. Ethanol, methanol and acetone absorb this component well. The medicine is produced in the form of ointments for external application. The composition of such drugs usually includes fluocinolone acetonide in an amount of 250 micrograms. Also in some media there are additional components.
The active ingredient has an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory effect. It relieves swelling and itching, soothes the skin. The drug refers to glucocorticosteroids. It is slightly absorbed into the bloodstream, found in the liver and excreted by the kidneys. The amount of the component found in the body is higher if the ointment is applied to the face and the affected tissue.
Intended use of the drug: from what does fluocinolone acetonide help?
Ointment is prescribed for allergies of different origin. The instructions describe the following indications for use:
- inflammatory processes on the skin( including in severe cases);
- eczema, psoriasis;
- atopic dermatitis;
- itching of a different origin, prurigo;
- insect bites;
- edema and allergic skin diseases;
- burns of different origin( solar, thermal, chemical).
The drug is not used for bacterial, viral and fungal skin lesions, acne. Use is inadmissible in children under 2 years, during pregnancy, with precancerous skin diseases. Use of medication should be recommended by a doctor. Self-medication with the described medication is unacceptable.
All preparations containing fluocinolone acetonide are analogues. Medicines are manufactured by different manufacturers and have different names. Among them we can mention:
- "Synoderm" and others.
These medications are available in the form of a yellowish ointment. The volume of the tube is 10 or 15 grams. Also, each drug is accompanied by an instruction for use, detailing its use.
Method of using medicines
All preparations based on fluocinolone acetonide are prescribed for application to the skin. The medicine smears the affected areas up to 4 times a day. The duration of use is not more than two weeks. If the product is applied in the face or on affected tissues, then it is applied for 7 days.
If it is necessary to treat the scalp, it is recommended to use a gel, not an ointment. Also, persons with intolerance to ointment bases can use these forms of medication. If this is necessary and recommended by a specialist, it is permissible to apply gauze dressings and compresses to the affected areas.
For children, the drug is prescribed only after two years under the supervision of a doctor. The medication should be used in short courses in a minimal dosage. It is not recommended to apply ointment to girls during puberty. If it is necessary to conduct therapy in this period of time, you need to choose another, safe medicine. Medication does not affect the ability to manage transport, since its absorption is minimal. According to the patients' reviews, the ointment does not cause drowsiness and does not dull the attention.
Often, doctors prescribe the drug "Sinaphlan" for the treatment of skin allergy. Fluorocinolone acetonide is its active ingredient. Despite the fact that the medicine has a glucocorticosteroid base, it does not lead to a malfunction of the hormonal background. However, doctors strongly do not recommend exceeding the prescribed dose of the drug. This can lead to unpleasant symptoms such as skin irritation, burning, rashes, atropia, changes in blood pressure, and so on.
In cases of absence of a positive effect or if there are new signs of the disease, you should immediately consult a doctor. Live without allergies!