Fluocinonide Gel Dosage
With fluocinonide gel, the dosing guidelines will vary, depending on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. However, it is usually recommended to start with a thin amount of the gel applied to the affected areas two to four times daily. To help increase the absorption and effectiveness of the medicine, a dressing may sometimes be used to cover the area.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of Fluocinonide GelThe dose of fluocinonide gel (Lidex®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Fluocinonide Gel Dosing GuidelinesThe standard dose for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis) is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two to four times a day. Wash your hands after applying fluocinonide gel, unless you are treating your hands.
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medicine with a dressing, such as a bandage. This increases the effectiveness of the drug, but also increases the risk for side effects. If you develop an infection while using fluocinonide gel with a dressing, talk with your healthcare provider. You will probably need to stop using the dressing and treat the infection with an antibiotic or antifungal medication.
Make sure to ask your healthcare provider how long you should use fluocinonide gel. Long-term uses of steroids, including fluocinonide gel, should usually be avoided if possible, due to the risk for side effects.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.