Fluocinonide (Fluonex, Lidex, Lidex-E, Lonide, Lyderm, and Vanos) 1 is a potent glucocorticoid steroid used topically as anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema. It relieves itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort.

The usual prescription concentration is 0.05% as a topical cream, ointment, or gel. The application area should normally not be covered after application. In certain cases, the physician may recommend the use of an occlusive dressing after application in order to increase the rate and depth of absorption. The frequency of application depends on the condition being treated and the area affected, but most often application should occur two times a day.

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Lidex Discussions

  1. link Edarby1
    Lidex inside the mouth
    I have minor canker sores with my cheeks. According to label, Lidex is for external use only. Can Lidex be used within the mouth?
    Edarby1- over a year ago - in Lidex
  2. link Cstarks2
    what else can be used?
    I tried some of a friend what else will work?
    Cstarks2- over a year ago - in Lidex
  3. link Newbis
    Fluocinonide gel applied to tongue - should possible side-effects be a concern?
    My doctor prescribed .05% fluocinonide gel to apply to a suspicious spot on my tongue 3 times daily for 6 weeks, to see if it goes away and make sure - 82% more...
    Newbis- over a year ago - in Lidex
  4. link Lizz8
    Lidex tip of my tongue, canker sores, doctor gave, family doctor, gums
    My family doctor gave this to me, to heal sores inside my mouth. The medication I got is Lidex gel. It does heal canker sores, if they are on the insi - 58% more...
    Lizz8- over a year ago - in Lidex
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