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Lidex Dosage

When treating skin conditions with Lidex, your dosage will depend on the type and severity of your skin problem. The standard starting dose is usually a thin layer of the medicine applied to the affected areas two to four times daily. In some cases, a healthcare provider may recommend covering the area with a dressing to improve the absorption and effectiveness of the medicine.

An Introduction to Dosing With Lidex

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

Lidex Dosage for Skin Conditions

The standard dose 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) of the skin two to four times a day. Wash your hands after applying Lidex, unless you are treating your hands.
 
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medicine with a dressing, such as a bandage. This increases the effectiveness of the drug, but also increases the risk for side effects. If you develop an infection while using Lidex 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 Lidex. Long-term uses of steroids, including Lidex, should usually be avoided if possible, due to the risk for side effects.
 
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.
 

Lidex Drug Information

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