Who should not use fluocinolone?

Talk to your doctor if you currently have a skin infection, in addition to the condition you wish to treat with fluocinolone, as an untreated skin infection may prevent you from being able to use fluocinolone. Children are more likely than adults to experience serious systemic side effects, such as HPA axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia or glycosuria while using fluocinolone. Therefore, be especially cautious when a child is using this medication. Because fluocinolone is under pregnancy Category C, pregnant women should consider the risks and benefits of using this medication. It could cause harm to a developing fetus. It is not known if fluocinolone is present in breast milk, so talk to a doctor about breastfeeding while using this medication.

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