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Fluocinonide Cream - Overview
Fluocinonide, marketed under the name Vanos and others, is a type of corticosteroid cream used in the management of symptoms related to conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema). Push Health can connect people who might need a fluocinonide prescription with licensed medical providers who can prescribe fluocinonide when appropriate to do so.
What Is Fluocinonide Cream Used For?
What is fluocinonide used for? Fluocinonide is applied topically and often prescribed to help provide relief to corticosteroid responsive dermatoses in adults. Fluocinonide is a synthetic corticosteroid used topically as an anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents. The exact mechanism of how fluocinonide works in dermatoses is not understood. On the spectrum of corticosteroid potency, fluocinonide is considered to be in the super-high range of potency when compared to other corticosteroids applied topically. As a steroid, fluocinonide is similar to medications such as fluocinolone, hydrocortisone and methylprednisolone, prednisone and triamcinolone.
Fluocinonide 0.05% - Ointment Cost
Fluocinonide 0.05% cream is moderately affordable, costing under $50 for a fluocinonide 60 gram tube. Some insurance plans may cover the cost of fluocinonide ointment as well. People paying out of pocket may also find fluocinonide cream coupons online to help reduce the cost further. In cases of psoriasis, a thin layer of Vanos cream is often prescribed once or twice daily to affected skin areas. In cases of atopic dermatitis, Vanos (fluocinonide) cream is frequently prescribed once daily to the affected skin areas. When in the form of Vanos (fluocinonide) 0.1%, each gram of Vanos cream contains fluocinonide 1 mg in a white to off-white color cream. Fluocinonide itself is found as a white to creamy white crystalline powder that is almost insoluble in water.
Can I Buy Fluocinonide Online?
Fluocinonide cream is not available over the counter in the US and one cannot buy fluocinonide online legally. Instead, pharmacies will only dispense fluocinonide with a prescription from a medical provider. People who need a fluocinonide cream prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health who can prescribe fluocinonide when appropriate to do so.
Fluocinonide - Side Effects
Fluocinonide causes side effects in some people. Common side effects from fluocinonide use include nasal congestion, headache, application site burning and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects from fluocinonide use include atrophy, skin irritation, hypopigmentation, and HPA axis suppression. Vanos (fluocinonide) cream should typically not be used for more than 2 consecutive weeks and the dosage should be less than 60 grams per week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Vanos should not be should not be used on the face, groin, or axillae or for the treatment of rosacea or perioral dermatitis. People with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to fluocinonide or similar medications should not use it. Fluocinonide and alcohol should not be used together. Anyone planning on using fluocinonide or another branded version such as Vanos should discuss concerns and side effects with a medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated January 7, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.