Synalar is used for relieving itching and inflammation of the skin. It may also be used for pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
Use Synalar as directed by your doctor.
Synalar is for external use only.
Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying Synalar, unless your hands are part of treated area.
If Synalar is applied to a hairy site, the hair should be parted to allow the medicine direct contact with the skin.
Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Synalar.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Synalar is a topical corticosteroid. Exactly how it works is unknown.
If you miss a dose of Synalar, take 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 take 2 doses at once.
Store Synalar at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Synalar out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
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 Synalar; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin.
Synalar 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.
Synaral - contraindications, warnings and precautions
Do not use Synalar if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Synalar.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, wash eyes immediately with water.
If Synalar was prescribed to treat the diaper area of a child, avoid using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.
Synalar 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 Synalar 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 Synalar.
Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in children and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Synalar.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Synalar while you are pregnant. It is not known if Synalar is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Synalar, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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