Flucort N Cream is a combination of two medicines that effectively treats skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also kills infection-causing microorganisms.
Flucort N Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.
Using of theFlucort N Cream may cause burning sensation, irritation, redness, and swelling at the site of application. These are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. The medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine.
Uses of Flucort-N Cream
Flucort N Cream is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
What is it prescribed for?
- Steroid responsive skin infections
This Flucort N Cream may be used to treat steroid-responsive bacterial infections of the skin, including those associated with eczema or psoriasis.
How Flucort N Cream works
Flucort-N Cream is a combination of two medicines: Fluocinolone acetonide and Neomycin which treat skin infections.
Flucort N Cream acetonide is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Neomycin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Flucort-N cream contains fluocinolone, a potent synthetic corticosteroid that has similar anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and immune modifying properties to naturally occurring corticosteroids. Fluocinolone in Flucort-N cream is absorbed through the skin into inflammatory cells and blocks the production of inflammatory chemicals, like prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which stimulates inflammation.
Fluocinolone in Flucort-N cream also narrows and constricts causes blood vessels that have become dilated (widened) and leaky allowing other inflammatory cells into the skin to escalate the inflammatory response. These combined actions reduce swelling, redness, itching and other symptoms associated with inflammation of the skin. Fluocinolone in Flucort-N also helps to modify the actions of immune cells involved in the allergic skin disorders that cause inflammation.
Benefits of Flucort N Cream
In Treatment of Skin infections
Flucort N Cream also helps treat and control skin infections caused by bacteria such as acne, impetigo (red sores on face), infection in the hair follicle, atopic dermatitis (dry, itchy skin), etc.
Flucort N Cream provides relief from pain, swelling, redness, or itching due to infection and speeds up the healing process. You may notice your skin starting to get better within 4-5 days. Keep using Flucort-N Cream for as long as it is prescribed.
Dosage of Flucort N Cream
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If Flucort N Cream almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
An overdose of this Flucort N Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
Side effects of Flucort N Cream
Major & minor side effects for Flucort N Cream
- Lightening of skin at the area of application
- Dry skin
- Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
- Skin rash
What if you forget to take Flucort N Cream cream?
Apply a thin layer of to Flucort-N Cream affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended.
Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Warnings for special population
Flucort N Cream 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.
Flucort N Cream 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.
Flucort N Cream may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.
Flucort N Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.
High doses of Flucort N Cream should not be used for more than two weeks due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. If required, low doses can be used for long-term only under the supervision of your doctor.