Fluocinonide ointment is prescribed to relieve itching and inflammation due to certain skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. This ointment is applied on the affected areas of the skin two to four times daily. Potential side effects include burning, dryness, and itching of the skin.
What Is Fluocinonide Ointment?Fluocinonide ointment (Lidex®) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, fluocinonide ointment may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of fluocinonide ointment include but are not limited to:
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