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Fluocinonide (Fluocinonide-E, Fluovix, Vanos, Lidex, Licon)

Fluocinonide is a topical medication used for treating various skin conditions. It belongs to the family of corticosteroids and works by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness. It is considered either a high potency (class II) or a super high potency (class I) steroid, depending on the solution. 

It is commonly used to manage itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

Fluocinonide works by mimicking the actions of naturally occurring hormones produced by the adrenal glands. These hormones are involved in regulating various bodily processes, including inflammatory responses.

When applied to the skin, fluocinonide exerts its effect by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This action helps to reduce swelling, redness, and itching in the affected area.

It is important to note that while fluocinonide can control symptoms, it is not a cure for underlying skin conditions.

Fluocinonide is available in cream, gel, ointment, and solution forms. With

In the United States, fluocinonide is available under the following brand names:

  • Fluocinonide-E
  • Fluovix
  • Vanos
  • Lidex
  • Licon

Common side effects associated with fluocinonide may include:

  • Mild irritation in the area where the medication was applied
  • Itching and mild burning of the skin
  • Dryness of skin
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks

More serious side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately may include:

  • Worsening of your skin condition
  • Severe irritation in the area of the area where the medication was applied
  • Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
  • Severe rash
  • Redness, swelling, oozing pus, or other signs of a skin infection
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness

The above lists of possible side effects associated with fluocinonide are not exhaustive and other side effects may occur. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects while taking fluocinonide, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fluocinonide 

What Is Fluocinonide Used to Treat?

Fluocinonide can be used to manage symptoms of a variety of skin conditions that may cause inflammation, itching, and redness.

Some common skin conditions that may be treated with fluocinonide include eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and allergic reactions.

What Are the Most Common Side Effects of Fluocinonide?

As with many topical medications the most common side effects of fluocinonide are skin-related and usually include symptoms such as burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness at the site of application.

Other potential side effects include acne, stretch marks, and headaches.

What Is the Typical Starting Dose of Fluocinonide?

The exact dosage of fluocinonide will depend on the form and strength prescribed as well as the severity and location of the skin condition being treated.

Generally, a thin layer of 0.05% or 0.1% fluocinonide cream is applied to the affected area once or twice daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

It is important to follow the dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional and not use more of the medication than prescribed, as it can increase the risk of side effects.

How to Use Fluocinonide?

Make sure to carefully follow the instructions provided by a healthcare professional when using fluocinonide.

Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Then, apply a thin layer of the medication to cover the affected skin and gently rub it in. Avoid getting fluocinonide near your eyes, mouth, or nose as it may cause irritation.

Do not cover or bandage the treated area unless directed by a healthcare professional. This can increase the absorption of fluocinonide into the body and increase the risk of side effects.

Can Fluocinonide Be Used During Pregnancy or While Breastfeeding?

In general, the use of topical corticosteroids, like fluocinonide, is not associated with a significant risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, due to limited research, it’s essential to use these medications under the guidance of a healthcare provider, especially during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. A healthcare professional can weigh the benefits against any potential risks to ensure the safety of both the mother and the baby.

Do You Need a Prescription for Fluocinonide?

Yes, fluocinonide is a prescription medication and cannot be purchased over the counter. It should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional to ensure appropriate use and monitoring for potential side effects.

Can You Get an Online Prescription for Fluocinonide From DrHouse?

Yes, if a doctor deems it appropriate, the providers at DrHouse can prescribe fluocinonide and manage its refills online.


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Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, you can get a new prescription or refill an existing one online through DrHouse. You just need to start a consultation with one of our licensed providers and they will be able to assess your needs and provide you with a prescription if necessary.

    Please note that the final decision always rests with the doctor based on their professional judgment and your health needs.

  • There are certain medications that cannot be prescribed online by DrHouse physicians due to safety reasons. These include controlled substances, such as opioids and other narcotics, as well as drugs with a high potential for abuse or dependence. DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

  • With DrHouse getting a new prescription or a refill for your current Rx is a straightforward and quick process. All you need to do is follow a few easy steps:

    • Download the DrHouse telehealth app on your mobile device.
    • Create an account by providing basic information and medical history.
    • Start an on-demand virtual video consultation with one of our licensed physicians.
    • Discuss your medical needs and concerns with one of our physicians.
    • A doctor will review your medical history, symptoms, and current medications (if any) to determine if an online prescription is appropriate for you.
    • If a physician approves, they will electronically send a new prescription or refill request to the pharmacy of your choice.
    • Pick up your medication from the pharmacy.

    DrHouse makes it easy for you to get an online prescription from the comfort of your own home. No more waiting in line at the doctor’s office or pharmacy, and no need to take time off work to see a doctor. Our telehealth platform allows you to access quality medical care from anywhere with an internet connection.

    For more information about how our telehealth platform works visit our “How DrHouse Works” page.

  • During your virtual consultation with a DrHouse physician, you will have the opportunity to discuss your medical needs and concerns.

    The consultation will consist of a video call where a physician will assess your medical history and ask you questions about your symptoms and any other relevant information. This is to ensure that a physician has all the necessary information to make an informed decision about your prescription.

    You can also ask any questions or clarify any doubts you may have about your condition or medication. Our physicians are happy to address any concerns you may have.

    Once a physician has assessed your needs, they will determine if and what type of prescription is appropriate for you. If a new prescription or refill is approved, a doctor will send it electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

  • With our on-demand telehealth service, you have the opportunity to see the first available doctor in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. However, the exact consult time will depend on the complexity of your case and the thoroughness required by the healthcare provider to make an informed decision.

  • Absolutely, it is safe to get an online prescription from DrHouse. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of patient safety and privacy.

    All our providers are highly qualified US-based physicians and often affiliated with major hospitals. They are board-certified and from the top U.S. medical schools with an average of 20 years of experience.

    We strictly adhere to HIPAA regulations, ensuring your personal and medical information is kept secure and confidential. Also, we comply with all applicable state and federal laws related to telehealth and the prescribing of medications.

    Therefore, you can rest assured knowing that your safety and privacy are our top priorities when you use DrHouse’s services.

  • DrHouse strives to provide accessible and affordable telehealth services. DrHouse urgent care, primary care, and specialist visits are $129 or your copay. This includes everything from your initial consultation through to the prescription of your medication.

    The cost of a doctor’s visit may be covered fully by your insurance. A typical copay is around $25. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand the extent of your coverage for telehealth services.

    To learn more about how much DrHouse costs, visit our pricing page

  • Yes, DrHouse accepts most major insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medicare. The extent of coverage may vary depending on your individual plan.

  • Our physicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription without labs for any previously prescribed medication if it’s medically appropriate and is not classified as a controlled substance.

    DrHouse physicians also don’t prescribe Gabapentin, medical marijuana, muscle relaxants, and HRT medications.

    DrHouse physicians use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.

    In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days or less. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions without labs. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year without labs.

    DrHouse physicians can refer patients to labs for longer prescription periods or refills.