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Systematic (IUPAC) name
6α,9-difluoro-11β,16α,17,21-tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone,21-acetate
CAS number 356-12-7
ATC code C05AA11 D07AC08
PubChem 9642
DrugBank APRD00978
Chemical data
Formula C26H32F2O7 
Mol. mass 494.525 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism hepatic
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
Routes topical

Fluocinonide (Fluonex, Lidex, Lidex-E, Lonide, and Lyderm) [1] is a potent glucocorticoid steroid used topically as anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of skin disorders such as eczema. It relieves itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort.


  1. ^ MedlinePlus Drug Information: Fluocinonide Topical
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