Alclometasone Dipropionate this medicine contains alclometasone dipropionate, a corticosteroid, as active ingredient. Corticosteroids are used to help relieve redness, swelling, itching, inflammation, and discomfort of many mm problems. They exert this effect by interfering with natural body mechanisms that produce the rash, itching, or inflammation. They do not cure the underlying cause of the skin problem. This medication is applied to the skin.
Before using this medicine
Before you use this medicine check
with your doctor, or pharmacist:
- if you ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to corticosteroids.
- if you are allergic to any substance, such as sulfites or other preservatives or dyes.
- if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant while using this medicine. Studies have shown that corticosteroids applied to the skin in large amounts or over long periods of time can be the cause of birth defects.
- if you are breastfeeding an infant. Some corticosteroids pass into breast milk and may interfere with the infant’s growth.
Treatment About Alclometasone Dipropionate
Do not use this medicine more often or for a longer time than ordered. To do so may increase absorption through the skin and the chance of side effects. In addition, too much use, especially on areas with thinner skin (for example, face, armpits, groin), may result in thinning of the skin and stretch marks.
Before applying this medication, wash your hands, than, unless your doc- :or or pharmacist gives you different instructions, gently wash the area where the medication is to be applied. With a clean towel pat the area dry. Apply a small amount of the medication to the affected area in a thin layer. Do not bandage the area unless your doctor tells you to do so. If you miss a dose of this medication, apply the dose as soon as possib is almost time for the next application.
Do not use this medicine for other skin problems without first checking with your doctor. You should not use a topical corticosteroid if you have a virus disease (such as herpes), fungal infection of the skin (such as athlete’s foot), or tuberculosis of the skin.
There are a number of side effects that usually do not require medical attention. Minor side effects are:
- Burning sensations
- Skin dryness
These possible side effects may go away during treatment; however, if they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Tell your doctor about any side effects that are persistent or particularly bothersome, such as:
- Increased hair growth Irritation of the affected area Loss of skin
- Secondary infection in the area being treated
- Thinning of the skin with easy bruising
None known as long as it is used according to the directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist.
Cream, ointment, lotion, gel, spray, and aerosol should be stored at room temperature in tightly closed containers. This medication should never be frozen.