Alclometasone serves to address an array of skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rashes. Alclometasone effectively mitigates the swelling, itching, and redness that can manifest in these particular conditions. It is classified as a corticosteroid with low to medium potency.
Uses and Dosage
Apply this medication exclusively to the skin. Refrain from using it on the face, groin, underarms, or for diaper rash, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
Before use, ensure your hands are clean and dry. Prepare the affected area by cleaning and drying it. Follow your doctor’s guidance and apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area, gently massaging it in. Typically, this is done 2 to 3 times a day.
Unless your doctor instructs otherwise, avoid bandaging, covering, or wrapping the treated area.
After application, remember to wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat your hands. When applying it near the eyes, be cautious to prevent any contact with the eyes, as it may worsen or induce glaucoma. Take care to avoid contact with the nose or mouth as well. In case of accidental contact with these areas, rinse thoroughly with ample water.
Use this medication solely for the condition it was prescribed for.
When using it on a child, do not exceed 3 weeks of consecutive use unless otherwise advised by the doctor.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- skin stinging
- rash when first applied to the skin
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- blurred vision
- seeing halos around lights
- mood changes
- sleep problems (insomnia)
- weight gain
- puffiness in your face
- muscle weakness
- extreme tiredness
Before beginning alclometasone treatment, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, other corticosteroids (like hydrocortisone or prednisone), or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could lead to allergic reactions or other complications.
Prior to using this medication, discuss your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of poor blood circulation, diabetes, or immune system disorders.
Do not use this medication if you have an infection or sore in the treatment area.
Although rare, prolonged or extensive use of corticosteroid medications on the skin can potentially hinder your body’s response to physical stress. Before undergoing surgery, emergency treatment, or if you experience a serious illness or injury, inform your doctor or dentist if you are currently using or have used this medication in the past few months.
While it is unlikely, prolonged use of this medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth. Have the child’s height regularly monitored by a healthcare professional.
During pregnancy, use this medication only when it is clearly necessary. Discuss its risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is currently unknown whether this drug can pass into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications can pass into breast milk when taken orally. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding while using this medication.
Form and Strength
Aclovate Cream is available in the following forms and strengths:
- alclometasone cream:
Can you use Aclovate Cream on an open wound?
Do not use Aclovate Cream topical on broken or infected skin. Also avoid using this medicine in open wounds.
How long does it take for Aclovate Cream to work?
It can take up to 2 weeks for the medication to work.