What Is Fluocinonide?
Many skin conditions that involve itching and inflammation can be treated with fluocinonide (Lidex®, Vanos®). But what is fluocinonide, specifically?
Fluocinonide is a steroidal skin medication that comes in many forms, such as a:
- Emollient cream
- Topical solution.
It is approved to treat a number of skin conditions, including:
Depending on the type and severity of the condition being treated, fluocinonide is typically applied between one and four times a day to the affected area.
(For a complete overview of what this drug is used for and how it works, click Fluocinonide. This article talks in detail about side effects, generic availability, and more.)