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What Is Fluocinonide Cream?

If you have certain skin conditions, your healthcare provider may recommend fluocinonide cream (Lidex®, Vanos®). But what is fluocinonide cream and how does it work?
 
This prescription medicine is approved for treating several skin conditions, such as:
 
 
Fluocinonide cream is a type of steroid and works to treat these and other skin problems by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation. The cream is applied to the affected areas of the skin one to four times daily, depending on the product used and the skin condition being treated.
 
(Click Fluocinonide Cream for the full eMedTV article on what fluocinonide cream is prescribed for and how it works. This page also covers dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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