Capex (Fluocinolone) and/or equivalents
Capex Shampoo 0.01%Source Country: Canada
Shipped From: Canada Manufacturer: Galderma Canada Inc.
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Description of Capex
Capex has fluocinolone as its major ingredient, and it falls under the category of a low to medium strength corticosteroid. It is available in the form of a shampoo formulation, consisting of a Fluocinolone 12mg capsule. Other ingredients present in Capex include aluminum acetate basic, boric acid, benzalkonium chloride solution, cocamido-ether-sulfate complex, citric acid anhydrous, lauramide DEA, cocoamine oxide, methylparaben, magnesium aluminum silicate, propylene glycol, oat flour, purified water, propylparaben and fragrances.
Indications & Dosage of Capex
Your doctor will advise you to buy Capex shampoo in order to treat severe dandruff, termed as seborrheic dermatitis. It helps in reducing flaking, redness, itching or swelling caused due to dandruff. The shampoo works by reducing actions of certain chemicals in the body responsible for causing redness, swelling or inflammation.
Empty the contents of the capsule into the shampoo base, shake it well, and use it. Apply Capex 1 ounce on your scalp area once a day, work it into a later, allow it to remain on your scalp for 5 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with water.
Side Effects & Interactions of Capex
Redness, dryness, irritation, stinging or burning may commonly occur, especially when you apply Capex shampoo on your scalp for the first time. Hair bumps, excessive hair growth, acne, skin thinning, skin discoloration or stretch marks can also occur. These are mild side effects of the medicine and subside on their own within a few days after starting treatment. However, inform your doctor at once if any of these worsen or persist.
In rare cases, Capex may get absorbed into your skin and may enter the bloodstream. In such a situation, you may start experiencing weight loss, unusual or extreme tiredness, swelling on the ankles or feet, vision problems, headache or increased thirst or urination. This side effect is more likely to occur if Capex is being used on a child below 12 years of age, or if it is being used on a large area of your skin.
Some patients may also develop an allergic reaction to Capex. Stop using the shampoo and inform your doctor at once if you develop symptoms such as hives, severe dizziness, facial swelling or difficulty breathing.
Before you buy Capex, inform your doctor about all the shampoos, oils, conditioners and other hair products you are using at present. Do not forget to include herbal preparations too. Apart from these, inform him or her about all the other drugs you are taking at present, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and health supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Capex
Do not use Capex shampoo if you have an allergy to any of its ingredients, or to any other corticosteroids including triamcinolone or prednisone. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of other skin or scalp conditions such as perioral dermatitis or rosacea.
Also do not use Capex on areas where you have an infection or sores. Using a corticosteroid for a long time may make it difficult for your body to respond to stress. Therefore, inform your surgeon or dentist beforehand about your use of Capex if you are to undergo a surgery or dental procedure.