Fluocinonide Topical Solution Dosage
When treating skin conditions with fluocinonide topical solution, the starting dose is a thin layer of the medicine applied on the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. There may be times where a healthcare provider may recommend covering the medicine with a dressing to improve absorption of the drug. However, this can also increase your risk for side effects.
The dose of fluocinonide topical solution (Lidex®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The standard dose of fluocinonide topical solution for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis) is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two to four times a day. Wash your hands after applying fluocinonide topical solution, unless you are treating your hands.
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medicine with a dressing, such as a bandage. This increases the effectiveness of the drug, but also increases the risk for side effects. If you develop an infection while using fluocinonide topical solution with a dressing, talk with your healthcare provider. You will probably need to stop using the dressing and treat the infection with an antibiotic or antifungal medication.
Make sure to ask your healthcare provider how long you should use fluocinonide topical solution. Long-term uses of steroids, including fluocinonide topical solution, should usually be avoided if possible, due to the risk for side effects.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.