- Adrenal Corticosteroid
- Anti-inflammatory Agent
- Corticosteroid, Topical
Medication Safety Issues
Fluocinonide may be confused with flunisolide, fluocinolone
Lidex may be confused with Lasix, Videx
Pediatric patients: High-risk medication:
KIDs List: Medium, high, and very high potency topical corticosteroids, when used in neonates and infants <1 year of age for diaper dermatitis, are identified on the Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics (KIDs) list; use should be avoided due to risk of adrenal suppression; systemic absorption is higher in pediatric patients than adults (strong recommendation; low quality of evidence) (PPA [Meyers 2020]).