Generic Name: fluocinonide
Drug Class: corticosteroid
Lidex Cream Indications
Lidex Cream is a topical prescription medication used to relieve inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of steroid responses dermatoses. It is used for skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, rash, and allergy.
Lidex Cream Dosage Forms
This is available in Lidex Cream 0.05 percent.
Lidex Cream Mechanism of Action
The exact mechanism of this topical corticosteroid is still not clear. However, it is thought to work as an anti-inflammatory agent. It inhibits the latter phase of the hypersensitivity response. It decreases the density of mast cells while lowering the chemotaxis and eosinophils activation. It also decreases cytokine production and inhibits the metabolism of arachidonic acid.
How to Use Lidex Cream
Before using Lidex Cream, it is necessary to read the drug information or patient information leaflet, or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. Make sure you understand the uses and directions before using this cream. Get medical advice or additional details from your doctor or pharmacist.
Make sure to use this product exactly as prescribed by your physician. It should only be applied to the skin but should not be applied to the face, underarms, and groin area. This is usually prescribed once to four times daily. Apply a thin film. Then, rub it gently and thoroughly on the affected area. Wash your hands thereafter. Do not increase or decrease your dosage, and do not discontinue this medication abruptly.
Lidex Cream Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Temporary warmth upon application
Severe Side Effects:
-Extreme hair growth
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Lidex Cream.
Contact your doctor if you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions to this medication.
Warnings and Precautions when using Lidex Cream
Do not use this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to fluocinonide, hydrocortisone, prednisone, or any inactive ingredients the cream may contain. Watch for hives/itchiness, swollen lymph nodes, trouble breathing, swelling of the face or neck, severe dizziness, and skin rashes that might indicate an allergic reaction. In such cases, you should stop using this cream and seek emergency medical attention.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of certain medical conditions, such as immune system disorders and poor blood circulation. Also, due to possible drug interactions, ensure you discuss all your medications either prescription or nonprescription, supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women must only take this oral drug if absolutely necessary. It is unknown if it can bring harm to unborn children. Your healthcare provider should be informed of all the possible risks.
How much does Lidex Cream cost in Canada?
Our Lidex Cream price is cheap and affordable. Check the top of this page to see our prices on both brand and generic.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Lidex Cream used for?
Lidex Cream (generic name: fluocinonide) is a drug that is used to treat certain skin conditions. Physicians prescribe Lidex Cream for psoriasis, dermatitis, rashes, eczema, and allergies.
Is Lidex Cream a steroid?
Yes, this cream is under the classification of topical corticosteroids. It works by relieving irritation and inflammation on the skin surface.
Can Lidex Cream be used in the mouth?
This topical medication should not be taken by mouth or applied near the mouth area. You should also avoid the eyes and nose area.
Is Lidex Cream safe for children?
This prescription cream can be applied to children if recommended by the physician. Be careful when applying this medication to children.
Is Lidex Cream over the counter?
This is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription before purchasing from any pharmacy.