What is Fluocinonide?Fluocinonide is a topical (medicine applied directly on the skin) steroid used to treat inflammation and itching of the skin. It comes in four formulations: cream, gel, ointment, and topical solution.
What is the most important information I should know about Fluocinonide?Fluocinonide is for external skin use only.
The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped unless directed by your doctor. In addition, avoid applying this medication over large areas of your body and for long periods of time, as this may increase your risk of serious side effects.
Who should not take Fluocinonide?Do not use fluocinonide if you are allergic to it.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Fluocinonide?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with fluocinonide. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have diabetes or have a fungal or bacterial infection of the skin.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children: Apply to the affected area 2-4 times a day as directed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide which preparation is appropriate for treating the particular condition you have.
How should I take Fluocinonide?Fluocinonide is applied to the affected area as a thin film. Do not cover the area after applying fluocinonide unless your doctor has specifically told you to do so.
What should I avoid while taking Fluocinonide?Avoid contact with your eyes when using fluocinonide. Avoid the use of occlusive dressings or bandages. In children, avoid tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants over the area where fluocinonide has been applied.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Fluocinonide?If fluocinonide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining fluocinonide with any other steroid medications.
What are the possible side effects of Fluocinonide?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: burning, dryness, increased hair growth, irritation, itching, stretch marks
Can I receive Fluocinonide if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of fluocinonide during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Fluocinonide?If you miss a dose of fluocinonide, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
How should I store Fluocinonide?Store at room temperature.