Olux Uses

How Does This Medicine Work?

Olux is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Olux works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

Can Children Use It?

Olux is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years old. This medicine is a highly potent steroid, and young children are more likely to absorb too much of this medication, perhaps leading to serious side effects. If steroid treatment is necessary for a child, a milder, less potent steroid would probably be more appropriate.

Off-Label Uses for Olux

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the approved uses. This is known as an "off-label" use. Using Olux for treating conditions that do not involve itching or inflammation would be an off-label use. Using regular Olux (not Olux-E) for the treatment of non-scalp atopic dermatitis is another off-label use.

Olux Drug Information

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