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Fluocinonide Topical Solution

What If I Forget a Dose of Fluocinonide Topical Solution?

If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.
 

How Does It Work?

Fluocinonide topical solution 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. Fluocinonide topical solution works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
 

When and How to Use This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluocinonide topical solution include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two to four times a day.
 
  • Apply the medication sparingly; only a thin film is necessary.
 
  • Use a dressing (such as a bandage) over this medicine only if your healthcare provider tells you to do so. Dressings can increase the effectiveness of the drug, but also increase the risk for side effects.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
 

Storage Information

Fluocinonide topical solution should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Lidex for more information).
 
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