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Fluocinonide Top Uses and How to Use


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Generic Name: FLUOCINONIDE - TOPICAL
Pronounced: (flew-oh-SIH-no-nide)

Fluocinonide Top Uses

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Fluocinonide reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. It also can heal the rough, scaly patches on the skin seen with psoriasis. This medication is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.

How To Use Fluocinonide Top

Use this medication on the skin only. Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, once daily if treating eczema or 1-2 times daily if treating psoriasis. If treating other skin conditions, apply this medication 1-2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not wrap, cover, or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. If applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not use it for longer than 2 weeks in a row or use more than 60 grams per week unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.



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