FLUOCINONIDE is a Schedule H drug.
Fluocinonide is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This medication is a topical adrenocortical steroid, prescribed for skin disorders such as itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, discomfort, eczema, and psoriasis. Wash or soak the affected area thoroughly before applying the medicine, unless it irritates your skin.


FLUOCINONIDE is generally used to treat: Itchy Skin, Skin Rash, Eczema, Psoriasis

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18month

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: Topical (Local Application)


  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of poor blood circulation, immune system problems.
  • Do not use if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated.
  • Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury.
  • Though it is unlikely, this medication may slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. The effect on final adult height is unknown.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • Before using fluocinonide/emollients, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. 

Common Side-Effects

FLUOCINONIDE : Dry Skin, Itchy Skin, Body Burning Sensation, Skin Irritation

Disease Interactions

FLUOCINONIDE can interfere with: Diabetes Mellitus, Diaper Rash, Hyperadrenalism, Tuberculosis, Glaucoma, Hypertension

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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