Alclometasone dipropionate

generic

What is Alclometasone dipropionate?

Common Brand(s): Aclovate

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Alclometasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a low- to medium-strength corticosteroid.

Uses

  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • skin inflammation
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • allergic dermatitis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus
  • granuloma annulare
  • plaque psoriasis
  • pruritus ani
  • genital organ pruritus
  • lichen simplex chronicus
  • pruritus of skin
  • scalp psoriasis

Usage Instructions

Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used near the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it on a child for longer than 3 weeks in a row unless directed to do so by the doctor.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 36-86 degrees F (2-30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.