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Fluocinonide Dosage

When using fluocinonide, the dosing guidelines must be followed carefully in order to ensure the drug's effectiveness and reduce your risk of side effects. In most cases, fluocinonide is applied to the affected area of skin one to four times daily. If you haven't seen any results after two weeks, talk to your healthcare provider -- you may need to try another treatment option.

An Introduction to Dosing With Fluocinonide

The dosage of fluocinonide (Lidex®, Vanos®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the type and severity of the skin condition you are treating. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Fluocinonide 0.05% Dosing

The standard dosage for fluocinonide 0.05% (Lidex) 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) two to four times a day. Wash your hands after applying fluocinonide unless you are treating your hands.
If your healthcare provider recommends that you do so, you may cover the treated area with a dressing, such as a bandage. This increases the drug's effectiveness but also increases the risk of side effects. If you develop an infection while using fluocinonide 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. Long-term use of steroids (including fluocinonide) usually should be avoided, if possible, due to the risk of side effects.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.

Fluocinonide Drug Information

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