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Generic Lidex

There are generic versions of Lidex (fluocinonide) available. Five forms of generic Lidex are available, including a cream, emollient cream, ointment, topical solution, and gel. It is important to note that although these generic products contain fluocinonide as the active ingredient, the products are not interchangeable. However, the FDA has determined that all of these generics are as good as brand-name Lidex.

Can I Buy Generic Lidex?

Lidex® (fluocinonide) is a prescription skin medication used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. It is a topical steroid, which is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin two to four times a day. It comes in the form of an ointment, a cream, an emollient cream, a gel, and a topical solution.
Brand-name Lidex products were originally made by Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, but are no longer available. Generic versions are available and are made by various manufacturers.

Available Strengths

Generic Lidex is available in the following strengths:
  • Fluocinonide 0.05% cream
  • Fluocinonide 0.05% emollient cream
  • Fluocinonide 0.05% ointment
  • Fluocinonide 0.05% topical solution
  • Fluocinonide 0.05% gel.
Generic versions of this medicine are made by various manufacturers, including:
  • Taro Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Fougera.
It should be noted that the cream, emollient cream, gel, ointment, and topical solution are not interchangeable. For instance, if your healthcare provider writes you a prescription for the ointment, then you can receive only the ointment, not the gel, topical solution, or any of the other forms of the medicine.

Lidex Drug Information

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