Lidex

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/27/2017
Lidex Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 12/27/2017

Lidex (fluocinonide) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Common side effects of Lidex include:

  • skin burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • peeling or dryness;
  • headache,
  • stuffy nose,
  • sore throat,
  • thinning or softening of your skin,
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth,
  • swollen hair follicles,
  • changes in color of treated skin,
  • blisters,
  • pimples,
  • crusting of treated skin, or
  • stretch marks.

Skin infections can become worse when Lidex is used. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.

Lidex Cream 0.05% is applied to the affected area as a thin film two to four times daily depending on the severity of the condition. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Lidex. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. During pregnancy Lidex should be used only when prescribed. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Lidex Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • worsening of your skin condition; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Steroid medicine can affect growth in children. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medicine.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, stinging, itching, or dryness of treated skin;
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
  • stretch marks;
  • spider veins;
  • acne;
  • lightened color of treated skin;
  • headache; or
  • stuffy nose, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Lidex (Fluocinonide)

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SIDE EFFECTS

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:

Burning
Itching
Irritation
Dryness
Folliculitis
Hypertrichosis
Acneiform eruptions Hypopigmentation
Perioral dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis Maceration of the skin
Secondary infection
Skin atrophy
Striae
Miliaria

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lidex (Fluocinonide)

© Lidex Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Lidex Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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