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Synalar is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Synalar is also known by its drug name, Fluocinolone.

Synalar is a corticosteroid of mid-range potency. It is believed that Synalar works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Synalar should be applied topically two to four times a day.

Synalar comes as a topical solution.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Synalar lists side effects including burning, itching, and dryness. Topical corticosteroids can also cause skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), acne, excessive hair growth, folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles), allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, and stretch marks.

Rare but serious side effects listed for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Synalar – RxList

Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association

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