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Fluocinolone (Fluocinolone Acetonide Topical) - Summary

 
 



FLUOCINOLONE SUMMARY

Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.01% Topical Oil (Scalp Oil) contains fluocinolone acetonide {(6α, 11β, 16α)-6,9-difluoro-11,21-dihydroxy-16,17[(1-methylethylidene)bis(oxy)]-pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, cyclic 16,17 acetal with acetone}, a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use.

Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.01% Topical Oil is a low to medium potency corticosteroid indicated:

In adult patients for the treatment of psoriasis of the scalp (Scalp Oil).


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Published Studies Related to Fluocinolone (Fluocinolone Acetonide Topical)

Randomized comparison of systemic anti-inflammatory therapy versus fluocinolone acetonide implant for intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis: the multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial. [2011.10]
OBJECTIVE: To compare the relative effectiveness of systemic corticosteroids plus immunosuppression when indicated (systemic therapy) versus fluocinolone acetonide implant (implant therapy) for noninfectious intermediate, posterior, or panuveitis (uveitis). DESIGN: Randomized controlled parallel superiority trial. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with active or recently active uveitis... CONCLUSIONS: In each treatment group, mean visual acuity improved over 24 months, with neither approach superior to a degree detectable with the study's power. Therefore, the specific advantages and disadvantages identified should dictate selection between the alternative treatments in consideration of individual patients' particular circumstances. Systemic therapy with aggressive use of corticosteroid-sparing immunosuppression was well tolerated, suggesting that this approach is reasonably safe for local and systemic inflammatory disorders. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for diabetic macular edema: a 3-year multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial. [2011.08]
PURPOSE: We studied the 3-year efficacy and safety results of a 4-year study evaluating fluocinolone acetonide (FA) intravitreal implants in eyes with persistent or recurrent diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Prospective, evaluator-masked, controlled, multicenter clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: We included 196 eyes with refractory DME... CONCLUSIONS: The FA intravitreal implant met the primary and secondary outcomes, with significantly improved VA and DRSS and reduced DME. The most common AEs included cataract progression and elevated IOP. The 0.59-mg FA intravitreal implant may be an effective treatment for eyes with persistent or recurrent DME. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Long-term benefit of sustained-delivery fluocinolone acetonide vitreous inserts for diabetic macular edema. [2011.04]
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of intravitreal inserts releasing 0.2 mug/day (low dose) or 0.5 mug/day (high dose) fluocinolone acetonide (FA) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Two parallel, prospective, randomized, sham injection-controlled, double-masked, multicenter clinical trials. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects with persistent DME despite at least 1 macular laser treatment were randomized 1:2:2 to sham injection (n = 185), low-dose insert (n = 375), or high-dose insert (n = 393)... CONCLUSIONS: Both low- and high-dose FA inserts significantly improved BCVA in patients with DME over 2 years, and the risk-to-benefit ratio was superior for the low-dose insert. This is the first pharmacologic treatment that can be administered by an outpatient injection to provide substantial benefit in patients with DME for at least 2 years. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Fluocinolone acetonide implantable device for diabetic retinopathy. [2011.03.01]
Diabetic retinopathy remains a major worldwide cause of preventable visual loss. Although photocoagulation and improved metabolic control are effective for patients with diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, some patients continue to lose vision despite treatment... Combination photocoagulation and pharmacotherapy with these devices has not yet been reported.

Sustained ocular delivery of fluocinolone acetonide by an intravitreal insert. [2010.07]
PURPOSE: To compare Iluvien intravitreal inserts that release 0.2 or 0.5 microg/day of fluocinolone acetonide (FA) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, interventional, multicenter clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: We included 37 patients with DME... CONCLUSIONS: The FA intravitreal inserts provide excellent sustained intraocular release of FA for > or = 1 year. Although the number of patients in this trial was small, the data suggest that the inserts provide reduction of edema and improvement in BCVA in patients with DME with mild effects on intraocular pressure over the span of 1 year. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE(S): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references. Copyright 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Clinical Trials Related to Fluocinolone (Fluocinolone Acetonide Topical)

Re-implantation of a Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant for Non-infectious Uveitis Affecting the Posterior Segment [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to collect data on patients with severe uveitis that have required re-implantation of the sustained-release fluocinolone drug delivery device due to depletion of study drug in their previous implanted device.

Evaluation of Corneal Endothelial Cell Density in Subjects Who Have Had a Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant [Recruiting]

Safety and Efficacy of Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implant [Terminated]
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implants for the management of subjects with non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. An additional objective is to compare the safety and efficacy of two doses of fluocinolone acetonide.

Safety and Efficacy of Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implants [Completed]
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fluocinolone acetonide (FA) intravitreal implants for the management of subjects with non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye. An additional objective is to compare the safety and efficacy of two doses of fluocinolone acetonide.

Pilot Study of a Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Insert (FA-i) to Treat Intermediate-, Posterior-, or Panuveitis [Enrolling by invitation]
The purpose of this study is to determine the tolerability, safety, and benefits of an investigational drug,Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Insert (FA-i), in people who have posterior uveitis. The study drug, Fluocinolone Acetonide, is currently used in a surgical implant, Retisert, which is approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat non-infectious posterior uveitis . The study drug is able to be inserted in an ophthalmology (eye)clinic whereas Retisert must be surgically implanted in the Operating Room. Two doses of fluocinolone acetonide will be used in this study to determine if either strength of fluocinolone acetonide can effectively treat uveitis and if so, which strength works better. Or, it is possible that both strengths may work about the same but one strength may have fewer side effects.

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