Fluocinonide Topical Solution

Available by prescription, fluocinonide topical solution is used to relieve itching and inflammation caused by a variety of skin problems, such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. This topical solution is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Possible side effects may include dryness, itching, and burning.

What Is Fluocinonide Topical Solution?

Fluocinonide topical solution (Lidex®) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
 
(Click What Is Fluocinonide Topical Solution Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, fluocinonide topical solution may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of fluocinonide topical solution include but are not limited to:
 
  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Dryness.
 
(Click Fluocinonide Topical Solution Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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