Lidex Cream (Fluocinonide) Medication


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Lidex Cream is a topical medication prescribed for treating various skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, allergies, and rashes. 

Classified as a potent corticosteroid, Lidex Cream stimulates natural skin substances to alleviate swelling, redness, and itching associated with the said conditions. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Lidex Cream and with each prescription refill, thoroughly review its medication guide and patient information leaflet. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for any questions or concerns. 

Lidex Cream is intended for topical (skin) use only. Refrain from applying it to the face, groin, or underarms unless specifically instructed by your doctor. 

Typically, Lidex Cream is applied to the affected skin area 1 to 4 times a day as prescribed by the doctor. 

To properly use this cream, follow these steps:  

  1. Begin by washing and drying your hands before applying the cream. 
  2. Clean and dry the affected area. 
  3. Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it in, following the instructions provided by your doctor.  
  4. After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using it to treat your hands. 

Unless specifically advised by your doctor, do not cover, bandage, or wrap the treated area. 

Parents of pediatric patients should be informed that using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on a child receiving treatment in the diaper area should be avoided, as these garments can act as occlusive dressings. 

When applying Lidex Cream near the eyes, be careful to avoid getting it in the eyes, as this can worsen or cause glaucoma.  

Similarly, avoid getting this cream in the nose or mouth. If it accidentally comes into contact with these areas, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water. 

Use Lidex Cream exclusively for the prescribed condition.  

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after two weeks of treatment. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects

Common side effects of Lidex Cream upon initial application to the skin include: 

  • Burning 
  • Stinging 
  • Itching 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness 

These effects are typically temporary and should subside within a few days as the body adapts to the medication. If any of these side effects persist or worsen, promptly inform your doctor or pharmacist. 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Stretch marks 
  • Thinning or discolored skin 
  • Acne 
  • Excessive hair growth 
  • Folliculitis (small red bumps on the skin) 

Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the severe side effects listed above. 

In rare cases, this cream can be absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in potential side effects associated with excessive corticosteroid use. These side effects are more common in children and individuals using the medication for an extended period or over extensive skin areas. If any of the following side effects manifest, promptly inform your doctor: 

  • Unusual or extreme fatigue 
  • Weight loss 
  • Headaches 
  • Swelling of ankles or feet 
  • Increased thirst or urination 
  • Vision problems 

Allergic Reactions 

Although rare, a severe allergic reaction to Lidex Cream may occur. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience symptoms such as: 

  • Rash 
  • Itching 
  • Swelling, particularly on the face, throat, or tongue  
  • Severe dizziness 
  • Difficulty breathing 

This list does not contain all the potential side effects of Lidex Cream. If any unlisted effects occur, notify your physician promptly. 


Before starting treatment with Lidex Cream, inform your doctor and pharmacist if you have any known hypersensitivities, especially to fluocinonide, other medications, or any ingredients present in this cream. 

To ensure Lidex Cream is safe for you, disclose to your physician your medical background, especially if you have a history of poor blood circulation or immune system issues. 

Inform all your healthcare providers of all the medications you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and herbal products, to reduce the risk of drug interaction with Lidex Cream. 

Long-term or extensive use of corticosteroid drugs such as Lidex Cream can impede your body’s response to physical stress. Inform your doctor or dentist if you have used this medication recently before undergoing surgery or emergency treatment or if you experience a severe illness or injury. 

If there is an infection or open sore in the area to be treated, refrain from using this cream. Notify your physician if you encounter persistent redness, swelling, or irritation, as the cream may worsen existing skin infections. 

During pregnancy, the use of Lidex Cream should only be considered if necessary. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits involved in using this product. 

The transfer of fluocinonide to breast milk through skin application is uncertain. Oral administration of similar drugs has resulted in the transfer to breast milk. Before breastfeeding, seek guidance from your physician. 

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