Notify your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.Though it is unlikely, this medication may slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. See the doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin.
Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone).This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. OVERDOSE: This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing or overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. NOTES: Inform all your doctors you use (or have used) this medication.Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as adrenal gland function tests) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects, especially if you use this drug for an extended period of time or apply it over large areas of the body. MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. STORAGE: Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Generic Name: fluocinolone topical oil (floo oh SIN oh lone TOP i kal) Brand Name: Derma-Smoothe/FS (Body Oil), Derma-Smoothe/FS (Scalp) Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on May 26, 2020 – Written by Cerner Multum. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. Fluocinolone body oil is used to treat atopic dermatitis (a form of eczema). Fluocinolone scalp oil is used to treat scalp psoriasis. Fluocinolone topical oil may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Do not use fluocinolone topical oil in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medication through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks of treatment, if your symptoms get worse, or if you develop signs of a skin infection while using fluocinolone topical oil. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to fluocinolone. To make sure fluocinolone topical oil is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any type of skin infection. Topical steroid medicines absorbed through the skin may increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine. It is not known whether fluocinolone topical oil will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether fluocinolone topical oil passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not apply this medication to your chest area if you are breast-feeding a baby. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medication through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects, or a delay in growth with long-term use. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication over a long treatment period. Do not use fluocinolone topical oil in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. You should not use fluocinolone topical oil on your face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor has told you to.
Avoid applying this medication to areas where the skin creases. Wash your hands before and after using fluocinolone topical oil. To treat atopic dermatitis, moisten the skin and apply fluocinolone topical oil in a thin film. Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to.