What is Olux-E?Olux-E is a topical steroid foam that is used to treat inflammation and itchiness associated with certain skin disorders.
What is the most important information I should know about Olux-E?Olux-E foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and immediately following application.
When you use Olux-E, you may absorb some of the medication through your skin and into the bloodstream. Too much absorption of Olux-E can lead to unwanted side effects in the body. Olux-E can cause a serious side effect involving certain glands and hormones in the body. Your doctor may perform tests to monitor for this side effect while you are on Olux-E.
Applying Olux-E over large areas of the skin, prolonged use, and use of a dressing over the site of application may increase absorption. Treated areas should not be wrapped, bandaged, or otherwise covered unless directed by your doctor.
Olux-E is for external use only. Unless otherwise prescribed, it should not be used on the face or in skin-fold areas (eg, underarms or groin). Avoid contact with your eyes and other mucous membranes.
Report any signs of an adverse reaction to your doctor.
If you are undergoing surgery, let your doctor know that you are using Olux-E beforehand.
Stop use when the condition has improved. Tell your doctor if there is no improvement within 2 weeks.
Do not use Olux-E for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
Who should not take Olux-E?Do not use Olux-E if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Do not use in children <12 years of age. Do not use Olux-E to treat rosacea (a skin condition characterized by redness, pimples, and broken blood vessels) or a skin condition that involves a rash around the mouth.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Olux-E?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking, before beginning treatment with Olux-E. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have adrenal gland problems, Cushing's disease, or diabetes.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply a thin layer of Olux-E to the affected skin twice daily, morning and evening. As with other corticosteroids, Olux-E should be discontinued when the inflammation goes away. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, consult your doctor. No more than 50 grams (21 capfuls) should be used per week.
How should I take Olux-E?Shake the can, hold it upside down, and press down on the actuator. Apply a small amount of the foam to the affected area (excluding the eyes, face, groin, and armpits) and massage gently until the foam is absorbed. Do not use more than a dollop the size of a golf ball. Wash your hands after use.
What should I avoid while taking Olux-E?Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and immediately following application.
Unless otherwise prescribed, Olux-E should not be used on the face or in skin-fold areas (eg, underarms or groin). Avoid contact with your eyes and other mucous membranes. Treated areas should not be wrapped, bandaged, or otherwise covered unless directed by the doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Olux-E?No significant interactions have been reported with Olux-E. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Olux-E?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: infection of hair follicles, acne, loss of skin color, inflammation, infection, irritation, stretch marks, rash
Can I receive Olux-E if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Olux-E during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Olux-E?If you miss a dose of Olux-E, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
How should I store Olux-E?Store at room temperature, away from excessive heat or high temperatures.
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