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Fluocinonide is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Fluocinonide is also sold under the brand name Vanos.

Fluocinonide is a potent corticosteroid. It is believed that fluocinonide works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that fluocinonide is applied topically to the affected area two to four times a day. Your doctor will advise you on the correct application.

Fluocinonide comes in the form of gel, cream, or ointment.

Side effects
Common side effects for fluocinonide include burning, itching, irritation, dry skin, thinning and wrinkling skin, visible depressions in the skin, stretch marks, acne, infected hair follicles, excessive hair growth, allergic rashes, and infections.

Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar, serious skin reactions, systemic toxicity (especially in children), and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Fluocinonide Topical — MedlinePlus

Fluocinonide (Topical Application Route) — Mayo Clinic

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