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Overview
Vanos is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in people ages 12 and older. Vanos is also known by its drug name, fluocinonide.

Vanos is a potent corticosteroid. Vanos is believed to work by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Vanos is applied topically to the affected area once daily.

Vanos comes in the form of a cream.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Vanos lists side effects including headache, cold symptoms, and burning at the application site. Topical corticosteroids have also been known to cause skin atrophy (thinning, wrinkling, or visible depressions of the skin), 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:

Vanos — RxList
www.rxlist.com/vanos-drug.htm

Prescription Topicals — National Eczema Association
www.nationaleczema.org/eczema/treatment/topicals/

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