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Get convenient and affordable fluocinonide prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Fluocinonide is a corticosteroid prescribed as a treatment for inflammation and skin irritation. Get treatment now. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start feeling better right away.

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Fluocinonide (generic Lidex)

  • What is fluocinonide?
    Fluocinonide is the medicinal version of naturally occurring corticosteroids produced by the adrenal glands (two small glands located above your kidneys). These glands produce hormones that regulate inflammation, metabolism, stress responses, and blood pressure/ blood sugar levels. Fluocinonide helps supply synthetic versions of these steroids in instances where your body not naturally producing sufficient levels.

    Talk to your doctor about whether fluocinonide is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of fluocinonide?
    Fluocinonide has been shown to cause some side effects. If these mild reactions do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects reported from the use of topical fluocinonide ointment/ cream include:
- Skin dryness
- Burning, itching or stinging sensations on the skin
- Small red or white bumps on the skin
- Acne
- Discolored skin


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions caused by fluocinonide.

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Frequently asked questions about fluocinonide

What is fluocinonide?

Fluocinonide is the medicinal version of naturally occurring corticosteroids produced by the adrenal glands (two small glands located above your kidneys). These glands produce hormones that regulate inflammation, metabolism, stress responses, and blood pressure/ blood sugar levels. Fluocinonide helps supply synthetic versions of these steroids in instances where your body not naturally producing sufficient levels.

What is fluocinonide used to treat?

Fluocinonide is used to reduce inflammation. Commonly prescribed as a topical ointment or cream, this corticosteroid can treat a wide range of conditions. These are detailed below.

Topical fluocinonide ointment is used for the treatment of conditions that include:
- Eczema
- Dermatitis
- Psoriasis
- Rash
- Inflammation/ itching


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that causes your skin to become itchy, red, and scaly. It is a chronic but non-contagious condition that may be accompanied by other symptoms of irritation or allergic reaction, such as asthma. In most cases, eczema flares up when the skin is exposed to an irritant or allergen but subsides after some time. Some people may experience flare-ups and healing periods several times a year.

Psoriasis is a common, often chronic, skin condition that causes red, scaly, and itchy patches on various parts of the body. The elbows, knees, scalp, feet, lower back, and genitals are the most common areas affected by psoriasis. These patches of inflamed skin are called plaques. Psoriasis is caused by an overreactive immune system that generates new skin cells at rapid rates. When these skin cells are produced quickly, they begin to build up on the surface of the skin. This leads to the patchy and scaly skin symptomatic of psoriasis.

How does fluocinonide work?

Fluocinonide is classified as a corticosteroid. It is the synthesized version of naturally occurring hormones produced by the adrenal glands, which help regulate a number of functions in the body. Corticosteroid medications work by stopping your immune system from overreacting to triggers; basically, blocking certain proteins that cause swelling and inflammation. No matter how or where it is used, fluocinonide works by inhibiting these responses - which can help ease uncomfortable systems and reduce the potentially harmful effects of inflammation.

What are the common side effects of fluocinonide?

Fluocinonide has been shown to cause some side effects. If these mild reactions do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.

Common side effects reported during the use of topical triamcinolone ointment/ cream include:
- Skin dryness
- Burning, itching, or stinging sensations on the skin
- Small red or white bumps on the skin
- Acne
- Discolored skin


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions caused by fluocinonide. Call your doctor right away if you experience any form of shortness of breath, skin rash, weight gain, weakness, fatigue, or mood changes.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking. In addition, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. Fluocinonide can interact with other forms of medication, causing potentially serious side effects.

What is the typical starting dose of fluocinonide?

The starting dose of topical fluocinonide will vary depending on the condition. Topical medication should be applied 2-4 times a day, depending on your doctor's orders. For maximum efficacy, apply this medication to wet skin. Do not apply fluocinonide on any skin that has a cut, scrape, or burn.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of fluocinonide without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get fluocinonide over-the-counter?

Fluocinonide is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not fluocinonide is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get fluocinonide online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for fluocinonide to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.

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