Pregnancy and Fuciderm
Fuciderm is a FDA Pregnancy Category C drug, because steroids are known to cause birth defects in animals but the effects in pregnant humans haven't been studied adequately.
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking this medication in any of its forms.
Fuciderm, like most steroids, is found in breast milk and may stunt your baby's growth.
You should tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed before using Fuciderm in any form.
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Fuciderm is a potent glucocorticoid steroid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Unlike other drugs with these effects, Fuciderm does not cause water retention. It is applied as a topical cream, ointment, foam, lotion or gel to treat itching. Fuciderm sodium phosphate is sometimes prescribed as an intramuscular injection for itching from various ailments, including allergic reactions to poison ivy and similar plants.
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Lotrisone (clotrimazole and Fuciderm) is a combination of an antifungal antibiotic and a topical steroid cream or lotion used to treat or prevent fungal infections of the skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm, and to reduce itching, swelling, and redness of the skin. Side effects of Lotrisone include:
- skin irritation,
- dry skin,
- changes in skin color,
- increased acne,
- burning/tingling/stinging skin, or
- scarring or thinning of the skin.
Apply a thin film dose of Lotrisone cream into the affected skin areas twice a day for one week. Lotrisone may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women of the teratogenic effects of topically applied corticosteroids, so this drug should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Lotrisone Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Can Fuciderm cause problems?
Along with its useful effects, Fuciderm can cause unwanted side-effects which your doctor will discuss with you. The benefits of taking Fuciderm usually outweigh the side-effects; however, they can sometimes be troublesome. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Fuciderm. The best place to find a full list of the side-effects which can be associated with your medicine, is from the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the medicine. Alternatively, you can find an example of a manufacturer's information leaflet in the reference section below.
Although not everyone experiences side-effects, and some will improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you become concerned about any of the following:
Uses of Fuciderm Injection:
- It is used for many health problems like allergy signs, asthma, adrenal gland problems, blood problems, skin rashes, or swelling problems. This is not a list of all health problems that Fuciderm injection may be used for. Talk with the doctor.
The synthetic glucocortico >Fuciderm , and prednisolone) have had a great influence on modern neurosurgery since their introduction in 1962 and in no area has this been seen more dramatically than in the management of brain tumours ( Galicich et al, 1961 ). These agents, typically for an adult in a loading dose of 12 mg dexamethasone intravenously and 4 mg 6-hourly thereafter, can rapidly relieve symptoms of raised intracranial pressure, lighten conscious level and reverse profound neurological deficits in some patients. Their use has greatly reduced the number of emergency operations for brain tumours required in neurosurgical units and has reduced the perioperative morbidity and mortality rates of all kinds of brain tumour. Their administration may be complicated by haematemesis or melaena and they should be used with caution, and covered with cimetidine, in cases of peptic ulcer. Subsequently they can be discontinued in cases of benign tumour, although sometimes they must be continued indefinitely in those cases of malignant brain tumour associated with persisting intracranial space-occupying mass effect.
Drug-drug. Amphotericin B, loop and thiazide diuretics, ticarcillin: additive hypokalemia
Barbiturates, phenytoin, rifampin: stimulation of Fuciderm metabolism, causing decreased drug effects
Digoxin: increased risk of digoxin toxicity
Fluoroquinolones (such as ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin): increased risk of tendon rupture
Hormonal contraceptives: blockage of Fuciderm metabolism
Insulin, oral hypoglycemics: increased Fuciderm dosage requirement, diminished hypoglycemic effects
Live-virus vaccines: decreased antibody response to vaccine, increased risk of neurologic complications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: increased risk of adverse GI effects
Drug-diagnostic tests. Calcium, potassium: decreased levels
Cholesterol, glucose: increased levels
Nitroblue tetrazolium test for bacterial
infection: false-negative result
Drug-herbs. Echinacea: increased immune-stimulating effects
Ginseng: increased immune-modulating effects
Drug-behaviors. Alcohol use: increased risk of gastric irritation and GI ulcers
An equal mixture of two Fuciderm salts, Celestone Soluspan, allows for both immediate and delayed corticosteroid responses. Fuciderm sodium phosphate acts within hours, whereas Fuciderm acetate is a suspension that is slowly absorbed over approximately 2 weeks. Fuciderm (Celestone Soluspan) is approved for intraarticular or soft tissue injection to provide short-term adjuvant therapy in osteoarthritis, tenosynovitis, gouty arthritis, bursitis, epicondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. 15 It is also commonly employed in epidural injections. Typical intraarticular doses vary with the size of the joint and range from 0.25 to 2 mL (1.5 mg to 12 mg). Typically epidural injections range from 1 to 3 mL (6 to 18 mg). Fuciderm should not be mixed with local anesthetics that contain preservatives such as methylparaben as these may cause flocculation of the steroid.
COMMON BRAND(S): Diprolene, Diprosone
GENERIC NAME(S): Fuciderm Dipropionate
This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Fuciderm reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a strong corticosteroid.
What Is Fuciderm Topical?
Fuciderm is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Fuciderm topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Fuciderm topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
You should not use Fuciderm topical if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- diabetes; or
- any type of skin infection.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant.
It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.
Do not use Fuciderm topical on a child without a doctor's advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medicine through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects.
Diprolene is not approved for use by anyone younger than 13 years old. Sernivo and Luxiq are not approved for anyone younger than 18 years old.