Dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis are just a few of the skin conditions that can be treated with Lidex® (fluocinonide) topical solution. This prescription medicine works to treat these skin problems by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation.
The recommended dose of Lidex topical solution is to apply a thin layer to the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects are possible and may include skin dryness, burning, or itching.
Using this medicine for extended periods of time may cause problems, such as diabetes or Cushing's syndrome. Also, do not cover the medicine with a bandage unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so, as this may increase your risk for side effects.
(For more information on this topical solution, click Lidex. This article provides a complete overview of this medicine, including dosing guidelines and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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