Fluocinonide - Drug Information

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General Information on Fluocinonide

Generic Name : Fluocinonide

Pronunciation : floo oh sin' oh nide

Latest prescription information about Fluocinonide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents- Topical

Why is Fluocinonide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical adrenocortical steroid, prescribed for skin disorders such as itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation and discomfort. It inhibits the action of chemicals that cause redness and inflammation.  

When should Fluocinonide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Fluocinonide?

Generally applied to the affected area as a thin film for two to four times daily.

How should Fluocinonide be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fluocinonide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For external use only.
Avoid contact with your eyes and mouth.

What are the side effects of Fluocinonide?

Burning, itching, irritation and severe allergic reactions.

What are the other precautions for Fluocinonide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Fluocinonide?

Store it in room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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