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What You Need to Know About Fluocinonide 0.1% and Treatment Tips

Fluocinonide 0.1% Dosing

The standard dosage for fluocinonide 0.1% (Vanos) for treating psoriasis is a thin layer applied twice daily for up to two weeks. For treating atopic dermatitis, Vanos is usually used just once a day for up to two weeks.
 
For all other uses other than psoriasis or atopic dermatitis, apply a thin layer once or twice daily for up to two weeks as directed by your healthcare provider.
 
In all cases, it is not recommended to exceed two weeks of treatment. Also, do not apply more than 60 grams (half of a 120-gram tube) per week. Using too much Vanos or using it too long increases the risk of serious side effects (see Vanos Side Effects).
 
Vanos is approved for use only in children 12 years and older, as it has not been adequately studied in young children. Vanos 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.
 

General Information on Using Fluocinonide

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluocinonide include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) one to four times a day.
     
  • Apply the medication sparingly; more is not better. Only a thin film is necessary.
     
  • For this product to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
     
  • If your healthcare provider recommends that you apply fluocinonide to the diaper area on a child, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or fluocinonide dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

Fluocinonide Drug Information

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