How It Works:

Fluocinolone belongs to a group of medicines called as steroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Side Effects:

conjunctival hemorrhage, eye nerve disorder, increase in pigment of a circular area of macula, thinning or softening of skin, vitreous haemorrhage, headache and tiredness., blurred vision, sclera thinning, pimples, ocular hyperaemia, floaters.Common: increased pressure inside the eye, closure of the retinal vein, puffiness of face, vitreous detachment, vitreous degeneration, increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma surgery, posterior capsule opacification, itching, rashes, itching in the eye .Other: swollen hair follicles, removal of extruded implant from sclera, loss of portion of eye nerve disc fibre, iris neovascularisation, acne, trabeculoplasty.Uncommon: inflammation of the internal layers of eye, iris adhesions, Very Common: cataract, eye discharge, retinal exudates, reduced visual acuity, muscle weakness, headache, weight gain, eye pain, changes in the color of skin, conjunctival ulcer

Used For:

Fluocinolone is used to reduce inflammation of the eye caused by various diseases, particularly diabetes (diabetic macular edema). It is also used to treat various skin infections such as eczema and psoriasis.


  • Do not take fluocinolone, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Do not take fluocinolone, if you have any infection in and around your eye; glaucoma (increased pressure inside your eye).
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine, if you have had herpes infection of the eye in the past.
  • Avoid using fluocinolone, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fluocinolone because it may cause temporary vision blurring.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. Is fluocinolone safe in pregnancy?Fluocinolone may cause harm to the fetus. Hence, it is not advisable to take it in pregnancy without consulting your doctor.
Q. Is fluocinolone a steroid?Yes, fluocinolone is a steroid drug.
Q. Is available or sold over the counter?No, fluocinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is used for acne or psoriasis?Fluocinolone is used for skin infections, acne, psoriasis or eye infections.
Q. Is fluocinolone safe for infants?No, fluocinolone is not safe to be used in children less than 18 years of age.
Q. Is fluocinolone the same as fluocinonide?Fluocinolone and fluocinonide are two different drugs belonging to the same class. They are used for the same indications.
Q. Can fluocinolone cause hair growth?Fluocinolone may cause hair growth at the site of application. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
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