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All about: Capex Shampoo

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Generic Name: Fluocinolone Shampoo (floo-oh-SIN-oh-lone)
Brand Name: Capex

Capex Shampoo is used for:

Treating seborrheic dermatitis (itching, redness, irritation, and flaking) of the scalp. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Capex Shampoo is a topical corticosteroid. Exactly how it works is unknown.

Do NOT use Capex Shampoo if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Capex Shampoo

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Capex Shampoo:

Some medical conditions may interact with Capex Shampoo. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have measles, chickenpox, or tuberculosis
  • if you have hardening or thinning of the skin or a skin infection
  • if you have recently been vaccinated or you have had a positive tuberculin skin test

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Capex Shampoo. Because little, if any, of Capex Shampoo is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if Capex Shampoo may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Capex Shampoo:

Use Capex Shampoo as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Capex Shampoo is for external use only.
  • Shake well before each use.
  • Rinse hair and scalp completely with water. Apply no more than 1 ounce of Capex Shampoo to the scalp area daily unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Lather and allow the medicine to remain on the scalp for 5 minutes, and then completely rinse hair and scalp twice.
  • Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of Capex Shampoo, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Capex Shampoo.

Important safety information:

  • Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, wash eyes liberally with water.
  • Capex Shampoo has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use Capex Shampoo for any conditions other than the one for which it was prescribed.
  • Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine while you are using Capex Shampoo.
  • Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Capex Shampoo.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Capex Shampoo while you are pregnant. It is not known if Capex Shampoo is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Capex Shampoo, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Capex Shampoo:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness; itching.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); acne-like rash; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; irritation, burning, redness, or swelling not present before using Capex Shampoo; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Capex Shampoo:

Store Capex Shampoo at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Throw away any unused medicine after 3 months. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Capex Shampoo out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Capex Shampoo, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Capex Shampoo is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Capex Shampoo. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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