Derma-Smoothe/FS is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat scalp psoriasis in adults. Derma-Smoothe/FS is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat eczema. Derma-Smoothe/FS is also known by its drug name, fluocinolone acetonide.
Derma-Smoothe/FS is a corticosteroid of low- to mid-range potency. Derma-Smoothe/FS is believed to work by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Derma-Smoothe/FS is applied to the scalp and either left on overnight or for at least four hours before shampooing hair.
Derma-Smoothe/FS comes in the form of an oil.
The FDA-approved label for Derma-Smoothe/FS lists side effects including burning, itching, irritation, and dryness. Topical corticosteroids can also cause skin atrophy (thinning, wrinkling, and visible depressions of the skin), allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, stretch marks, and thickening of the skin.
Rare but serious side effects listed for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Derma-Smoothe Scalp FS — RxList
Prescription Topicals — National Eczema Association