Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream
Dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis are just a few of the skin conditions that can be treated with alclometasone dipropionate (Aclovate®) cream or ointment. This prescription medicine works to relieve itching and inflammation by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation.
The usual recommended dose of alclometasone dipropionate is a thin layer applied to the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as burning, redness, and dryness.
It is usually recommended to not use this medicine for extended periods of time, as it may lead to serious problems. For example, using too much of this medicine for long periods of time may lead to diabetes or Cushing's syndrome.
(For more information on this ointment and cream, click Alclometasone. This Web selection offers a complete overview of this medicine, including dosing tips, general safety precautions to be aware of, generic availability, and more.)