Synalar review

Synalar, which is generically prescribed as floucinolone, is commonly used to treat inflammation, redness, pain, or swelling. Synalar is a topical steroid. Synalar is commonly used to treat the symptoms related to allergic reactions of the skin, eczema, or psoriasis.

Synalar is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes infections of the skin, other infections, open sores, burns, sunburn, wind burn, or other irritation of the skin may not be able to take Synalar or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. Synalar should not be used on children under the age of 12 years old without express consent from the prescribing physician.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated Synalar as a pregnancy risk category C. It has yet to be determined whether or not Synalar will cause harm or birth defects to an unborn baby. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication will pass through the mother’s breast milk and affect a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should avoid prescribing thins medication to a women who is pregnant, nursing, or has a high likelihood of becoming pregnant.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Synalar, some of which are severe. A patient who is experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with side effects such as facial swelling, including swelling of the lips, mouth, throat, or tongue, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require immediate emergency medical attention include symptoms such as insomnia, burry vision, halo vision, mood changes, irregular heart rate, weight gain or fatigue. Most patients only experience serious side effects when using Synalar for an extended period of time.

Less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as redness, burning, itching peeling, or blistering. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Synalar.

Synalar should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed by the physician. If the patient misses a dose, the dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped to avoid the potential for an overdose. The patient should never take a double dose of this medication. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An overdose will present with symptoms such as severe skin irritation, burning, blistering, and potential scarring.

There is a potential risk of negative drug interactions associated with Synalar. A thorough medical history should be understood prior to prescribing this medication. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with a known negative drug interactions with Synalar include other topical medications to treat itching, burning, peeling, or any other skin condition. Skin may be more sensitive to sunlight and serious sun burn may occur without adequate protection.

Synalar has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of synalar

 Molecular formula of synalar is C24H30F2O6
 Molecular weight is 452.488 g/mol
 Synalar available : 0.025% cream 15gm tube, 0.025% cream 60gm tube, 0.025% ointment 15gm tube, 0.025% ointment 60gm tube, 0.01% solution 20ml bottle, 0.01% solution 60ml bottle

Generic name: Fluocinolone Acetonide

Brand name(s): Coriphate, Dermalar, Flucinar, Flucort, Fluocet, Fluocinolonacetonidum, Fluocinoloni acetonidum, Fluonid, Fluotrex, Fluovitif, Flupollon, Jellin, Localyn, Neo-Synalar, Omniderm, Percutina, Radiocin, Retisert, Sinalar, Synamol, Synandone, Synandrone, Synemol, Synotic, Synsac, Tefunote

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