ALCLOMETASONE - Watsons Health

ALCLOMETASONE

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Aclovate

GENERIC NAME(S): ALCLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE

 

Description: Alclometasone dipropionate is a topical corticosteroid used for its anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties.

Alclometasone is used to treat eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash).

How to use alclometasone topical

Use topically or on the skin only, do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area. Do not use on face, groin, underarms, or diaper rash.

Do not use on child for more than 3 weeks.

Side effects of Alclometasone include: stinging, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness of the skin may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin, but  should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication.

Unlikely but serious side effects include: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, extreme/unwanted hair growth, hair bumps (folliculitis).

Rare but serious side effects include unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.

If you experience these symptoms and In case of allergic reactions, consult your doctor immediately

Precautions

Inform your doctor or pharmacist your allergies, medical history, especially especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems.

Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.

Special precaution may be taken when using it on a child as it may slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time.

For pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, consult your doctor before use.

 

Interactions

Some drugs that may interact are: corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone), other corticosteroids applied to the skin (e.g., hydrocortisone), drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. Get emergency medical help when overdose is suspected.

Missed Dose: As soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage: Store medications in Room temperature Do not expose to light and moisture Do not store in the bathroom Keep all medications away from pets and children Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour into a drain.

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