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Lidex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Lidex is also known by its drug name, Fluocinonide.

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

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lidex is applied topically to the affected area two to four times a day.

Lidex comes in the form of a cream.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Lidex lists side effects including burning, itching, irritation, dry skin, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), stretch marks, acne, folliculitis (infected hair follicles), excessive hair growth, allergic rashes, and infections.

Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Lidex – RxList

Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association

Lidex (Fluocinonide) for Eczema Questions

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