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Brand names: Vanos

Why is Fluocinonide prescribed?

Vanos cream is a corticosteroid that is used to reduce inflammation and irritation of the skin caused by psoriasis and atopic dermatitis in adults and children age 12 and older.

Most important fact about Fluocinonide

Skin treated with Vanos cream should not be bandaged or otherwise covered. If you are using Vanos cream on a large portion of your body, you should be frequently checked by your doctor.

How should you take Fluocinonide?

Vanos should be applied to the affected skin in a thin layer. Do not cover or bandage the area unless you are told to do so by your doctor.

  • Storage instructions...Store at room temperature.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fluocinonide.

  • Side effects may include:Burning, congestion, headache, nasal infection, sore throat

Why should Fluocinonide not be prescribed?

Do not use Vanos if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Also, Vanos should not be used at the same time as another topical corticosteroid cream.

Special warnings about Fluocinonide

Avoid breastfeeding your child while using Vanos to treat your skin problem.

Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are planning on scheduling surgery.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Fluocinonide

If Vanos is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vanos with another topical corticosteroid cream.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Vanos during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking Fluocinonide if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Recommended dosage for Fluocinonide


Atopic DermatitisApply Vanos cream once daily.

PsoriasisApply Vanos cream once or twice daily to the affected areas.

The maximum amount of cream that should be applied weekly is 60 milligrams.


Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

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