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Fluocinonide Gel Side Effects

A few of the reported side effects of fluocinonide gel include allergic skin rashes, stretch marks, and increased sweating. While many reactions to this medicine are usually minor, there are some potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you experience side effects such as severe fluid retention, hallucinations, or any kind of infection.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Fluocinonide Gel

Just like any medicine, fluocinonide gel (Lidex®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with fluocinonide gel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Fluocinonide Gel Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of fluocinonide gel are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
In general, these serious reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when fluocinonide gel is used as directed for a short period of time. Applying too much over too large an area, for extended periods of time may increase the risk for serious steroid side effects.
 
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