LYDERM (Fluocinonide)
LYDERM (Fluocinonide)
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LYDERM (Fluocinonide)

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What is this medication?

Fluocinonide, Lidemol/Lidex/Lyderm/Tiamol/Topactin/Vanos
Corticosteroid, Topical

Officially indicated for the treatment of inflammatory and pruritic dermatologic conditions.

How does this medication work? 

Fluocinonide, Lidemol/Lidex/Lyderm/Tiamol/Topactin/Vanos is a fluorinated high-potency topical corticosteroid that has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties. 

How should I take this medication? 

Atopic Dermatitis

Topical Cream, Gel, Ointment, Solution (0.05%): Apply thin layer to affected area 2 to 4 times daily.

Topical Cream (0.1%): Apply thin layer to affected areas once daily. Not recommended for use >2 consecutive weeks or >60 g/week total exposure. Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved; if no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary.

Psoriasis

Topical Cream, Gel, Ointment, Solution (0.05%): Apply thin layer to affected area 2 to 4 times daily.

Topical Cream (0.1%): Apply a thin layer once or twice daily to affected areas. Not recommended for use >2 consecutive weeks or >60 g/week total exposure. Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved; if no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassess diagnosis.

How to Apply Fluocinonide, Lidemol/Lidex/Lyderm/Tiamol/Topactin/Vanos:  Apply sparingly in a thin film. Rub in lightly. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands after application (unless hands are part of the treatment area).

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Can cause hypercortisolism or suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in young children or in patients receiving high doses for prolonged periods

May cause allergic contact dermatitis

Local adverse reactions such as skin atrophy, striae, telangiectasias, burning, itching, dryness, folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis can occur

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

The frequency of side effects is not defined, dependent upon the dose, duration, and concomitant therapy.

Central Nervous System: Intracranial hypertension, localized burning

Dermatologic: Acne vulgaris, allergic dermatitis, atrophic striae, contact dermatitis, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, maceration of the skin, miliaria, perioral dermatitis, pruritus, skin atrophy, telangiectasia, xeroderma

Endocrine and Metabolic: Cushing’s syndrome, glycosuria, growth suppression, HPA-axis suppression, hyperglycemia

Infection: Secondary infection

Local: Local irritation