Lidex Cream (Fluocinonide)

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Lidex cream is a topical medication that contains the active ingredient fluocinonide, which belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It is used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness.

Uses and Dosage

To use Lidex Cream (fluocinonide), follow the instructions of your healthcare provider. Generally, the cream is applied topically to the affected area(s) once or twice daily, depending on the severity of the condition. Before applying the cream, the affected area should be cleaned and dried.

You should apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently rub it in until it disappears. Do not use Lidex Cream on open wounds or infected areas, and avoid getting it in or around the eyes, mouth, or nose. If you experience any unexpected side effects or have questions about how to use Lidex Cream, consult your healthcare provider.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Lidex Cream (Fluocinonide):

  • Acne
  • Burning, stinging, itching, or dryness of treated skin
  • Headache
  • Lightened color of treated skin
  • Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
  • Sore throat
  • Spider veins
  • Stretch marks
  • Stuffy nose

Serious Side Effects of Lidex Cream (Fluocinonide):

  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Discolored skin
  • Hives
  • Increased body hair
  • Menstrual changes
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin
  • Sexual changes
  • Slow wound healing
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Thinning skin
  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso)
  • Worsening of your skin condition

Form and Strength

Lidex Cream (Fluocinonide) is available in the following forms and strengths:

Lidex Cream: Cream

  • 0.05%

Fluocinonide: Cream

  • 0.05%


  • Do not use Lidex Cream on broken or infected skin, as it may worsen the condition or cause it to spread.
  • Lidex Cream should not be used on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed by a doctor.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with a bandage or dressing, as this can increase the amount of medicine absorbed by the body and lead to side effects.
  • Lidex Cream may cause skin thinning, discoloration, or stretch marks with prolonged use, especially in children or if used on large areas of skin.
  • Lidex Cream may interfere with the growth of children and teens if used long-term.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any allergies or medical conditions before using Lidex Cream.
  • Lidex Cream may interact with other medications, so inform your doctor of all medicines you are taking before using it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use Lidex Cream on any part of my body?

Lidex Cream should only be used as directed by your healthcare provider and should not be applied to open wounds, infected areas, or around the eyes, mouth, or nose.

Is Lidex Cream safe to use during pregnancy?

Consult your healthcare provider before using Lidex Cream if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as some medications may not be safe for use during pregnancy.

Can Lidex Cream be used for children?

Lidex Cream should only be used as directed by a healthcare provider and use in children should be closely monitored. Use on a child's diaper area may cause more side effects.

Can Lidex Cream be used for long-term treatment?

Lidex Cream should be used for the minimum amount of time necessary to treat the skin condition, and long-term use may increase the risk of side effects. If you have concerns about long-term use, talk to your healthcare provider.

Is it safe to use Lidex Cream if I am breastfeeding?

Consult your healthcare provider before using Lidex Cream if you are breastfeeding, as some medications may pass into breast milk.


It's important to purchase Lidex Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.

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50g, 60g, 100g, 120g