Lidex (Topical)

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Lidex - tanning, skin thinning

  Can I use Lidex and also get a sun tan? I get small blood spots under the skin around my wrists and forearms when i lightly bump them - I am 58 and this has never happened before I started using lidex about 5 months ago.  Should i dis...
by Matt in Virgina, 08/22/2008

Risks of taking Lidex while pregnant?

I am 19 weeks pregnant and my doctor has prescribed lidex 0.05% for dry itchy skin. Also at times my skin is cracked and the cream burns when I put it on. what are the risks to the baby?
by lyndsay furlong in new brunswich, canada, 11/09/2005

Lidex (Topical) Drug and Prescription Information

Lidex (Topical)

Lidex (Topical) Medication Classification

FLUOCINONIDE (On the skin)

Lidex (Topical) Brandname

Lidex, Lidex-E

Lidex (Topical) is used for the Treatment

Fluocinonide (floo-oh-SIN-oh-nide) Treats many skin disorders.Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Lidex (Topical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to fluocinonide, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone (Aristocort®), betamethasone (Valisone®), or clobetasol (Temovate®).

How Should You Use Lidex (Topical)

Cream, Ointment, Gel/Jelly, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often.
  • For use on your skin only.
  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area. Rub in gently.
  • You should not use in or around your eyes.
  • Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor tells you to.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the medicine as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not apply two doses at the same time.

Proper Lidex (Topical) Storage

Store Lidex (Topical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Lidex (Topical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Lidex (Topical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not mix or use other skin medicines with this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Lidex (Topical) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have tuberculosis, diabetes, or an infection of the skin before you use this medicine.
  • You should not use this medicine on your face or neck unless your doctor told you to do so.

Lidex (Topical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe itching, burning, or skin irritation
  • Signs of infection such as redness, swelling, drainage, or pus
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild, temporary stinging
  • Irritation, burning, redness or dryness of skin
  • Raised spots on skin
  • Thinning of skin or bruising
  • Poor healing of skin
  • Acne-like skin changes

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