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Fluocinonide Cream Dosage

Dosing for Fluocinonide 0.05% Cream

The standard dosage of fluocinonide 0.05% cream (Lidex) 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) two to four times a day. Wash your hands after applying fluocinonide cream, unless you are treating your hands.
If your healthcare provider recommends that you do so, you may cover the treated area with a dressing, such as a bandage. This increases the effectiveness of the medicine, but also increases the risk for side effects.
If you develop an infection while using fluocinonide cream 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 fluocinonide cream. Long-term use of steroids should usually be avoided, if possible, due to the risk of side effects. If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.

General Information on Using Fluocinonide Cream

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with fluocinonide cream include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) one to four times a day.
  • Apply the medication sparingly; only a thin film is necessary.
  • For fluocinonide cream to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If your healthcare provider recommends applying fluocinonide cream to the diaper area on a child, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers, as they may increase the risk for side effects.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your fluocinonide cream dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Fluocinonide Cream Information

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