What is fluocinolone?

Fluocinolone, when used as a topical solution, is used to treat dermatitis and psoriasis of the scalp. As a corticosteroid, this medication is available by prescription only. Capex (fluocinolone shampoo) is a brand name that does not have a generic equivalent. Fluocinolone, when in the form of topical oil, comes in various brand names including Dermotic and DermaSmooth/FS, as well as the generic cream, ointment and solution. These medications may treat different skin problems, so talk to your doctor about the form that is right for you.

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