Lidex

Lidex is used topically to treat the itching, redness and other symptoms of a variety of skin conditions.

Lidex Overview

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Lidex (generic: 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. Lidex belongs to a group of drugs called topical corticosteroids which work by suppressing the over-active immune system.

Lidex 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.

*Brand name Lidex products are no longer available. Generic versions are made available by several manufacturers.

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Uses of Lidex

Lidex 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

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Lidex Drug Class

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Side Effects of Lidex

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 Lidex. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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