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What Is Fluocinonide (Vanos)?
Fluocinonide is a topical medicine used to treat psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and other skin conditions.
It's sold under the brand name Vanos.
Fluocinonide is a steroid. It works by preventing the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this prescription medicine in 1971. It's manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.
Before using fluocinonide, tell your doctor if you have, or have ever had:
Tell your doctor if your condition doesn't improve, or if it worsens, after two weeks of treatment with fluocinonide.
This medicine should only be used for two weeks at a time.
Using too much fluocinonide — or using this medicine for a long period of time — may increase your risk of developing adrenal gland problems.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:
If you have diabetes, fluocinonide may affect your blood sugar levels. Be sure to monitor your condition carefully.
Let your healthcare provider know you're using fluocinonide before having any type of medical or dental procedure.
Talk to your doctor before receiving any vaccinations while using this medicine.
Steroids can affect growth in some children and teens. Talk to your doctor if this is a concern.
Don't use this medicine on a child under age 12 without consulting with a doctor.
Pregnancy and Fluocinonide
It's not known whether this medicine could harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy.
Tell your doctor if you become pregnant, or might become pregnant, while using fluocinonide.
It's also unknown whether fluocinonide passes into breast milk. Don't breastfeed a baby while using this medicine.
Fluocinonide Side Effects
Common Side Effects of Fluocinonide
Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or don't go away:
- Drying or cracking of the skin
- Change in skin color
Serious Side Effects of Fluocinonide
Tell your doctor if you experience any of the symptoms listed in the Fluocinonide Warnings section above, or the following serious side effects:
- Severe skin rash
- Excessive hair growth
- Inflamed hair follicles
- An acne-like skin rash
- Nausea or vomiting
- Signs of a skin infection, which may include redness, swelling, or oozing of the skin
- Symptoms of anaphylaxis, which may include rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing or swallowing, or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
Tell your doctor about all prescription, nonprescription, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs you're taking, especially:
Fluocinonide comes as an ointment, cream, solution, gel, or jelly to apply to the skin.
This medicine comes in various strengths and is typically applied once or twice daily.
Follow the instructions on your package label carefully. Don't apply more or less fluocinonide than is recommended.
Wash the affected area of the skin before use.
Apply a thin layer of fluocinonide, and rub it in gently.
Be sure to wash your hands after applying fluocinonide, unless your hands are being treated.
Don't apply this medicine to large areas of the skin.
If you're using fluocinonide on your scalp, part your hair, and apply a small amount to the affected area. Rub it in gently, and avoid washing your hair soon afterward.
If you're applying fluocinonide to a baby's diaper area, don't dress your child in plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers.
Try not to get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, flush them immediately with water.
Don't wrap or bandage the treated areas of your skin unless your doctor tells you to do so. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions carefully if you need to apply a wrap or bandage.
Ask your doctor before using cosmetics or other skin products on areas of your body that are being treated with fluocinonide.
Don't apply this medicine to your face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Talk to your doctor before you stop using fluocinonide.
Symptoms of a fluocinonide overdose may include:
- Muscle weakness
- Unusual weight gain (especially in the face)
- Increased thirst or urination
If you suspect an overdose or accidentally swallow the medicine, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can get in touch with a poison control center at 800-222-1222.
Missed Dose of Fluocinonide
If you miss a dose of fluocinonide, apply it as soon as you remember.
But if it's almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular application schedule.
Don't apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
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