What is Fluocinonide topical?

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Fluocinonide is a topical corticosteroid that is used as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic. It is also used in the treatment of plaque-type psoriasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 19 8
Alopecia areata 6 6
Eczema 5 2
Dyshidrotic eczema 3 0
Atopic dermatitis 2 0
Discoid lupus erythematosus 2 1

Show all 27 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluocinonide topical

Side effect Patients
Dry skin 1
Itching 1
Skin lesions 1
Symptoms worsened 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluocinonide topical

Dosage Patients
0.05 % twice daily 3
0.05% as needed 2
0.05 % daily 1
0.1 % daily 1
0.1 g daily 1
0.05 % four times daily 1
0.2 % four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluocinonide topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 4
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Fluocinonide topical

Duration

Currently taking Fluocinonide topical

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fluocinonide topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluocinonide topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluocinolone topical (fluocinolone oil) 1
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 1

Patients stopped taking Fluocinonide topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Fluocinonide topical

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: The solution may sting and have a burning feeling for a second or two but works very well in keeping the skin clear of flake and stopping lose of hair.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 18, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for hair loss)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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