Fluocinonide

Fluocinonide is used topically to treat certain skin disorders. Wash or soak the affected area thoroughly before applying the medicine, unless it irritates your skin.

Fluocinonide Overview

Reviewed: September 28, 2013
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Fluocinonide is a prescription medication used to relieve the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Fluocinonide belongs to a group of drugs called topical corticosteroids which work by suppressing the over-active immune system.

Fluocinonide comes in ointment, gel, solution, and cream forms. It usually is applied to the affected area(s) 2 to 4 times a day.

Common side effects include skin burning, itching, and dryness.

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Uses of Fluocinonide

Fluocinonide is a prescription medication used to relieve the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Fluocinonide Brand Names

Fluocinonide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Fluocinonide Drug Class

Fluocinonide is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Fluocinonide

Common side effects include:

  • burning
  • itching
  • irritation
  • dryness

Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the side effects with fluocinonide. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.