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Pediatric and Off-Label Indications for Fluocinonide

Fluocinonide Use in Children

Fluocinonide 0.05% products (Lidex) are not specifically approved for use in children, as they have not been adequately studied in this group. Fluocinonide 0.1% cream (Vanos) is approved for use in children 12 years and older, as it has not been adequately studied in young children.
 
Fluocinonide is a highly potent steroid. Children may be more likely to absorb more of the drug past the skin into the rest of the body, increasing the risk of side effects. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using fluocinonide. If your healthcare provider recommends that you apply the medication 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.
 

Off-Label Uses of Fluocinonide

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than itching and inflammation of the skin. This is known as an "off-label" use. For instance, fluocinonide (typically in gel form) is sometimes used off-label to treat canker sores.
 

Fluocinonide Drug Information

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