When treating skin conditions with alclometasone, dosing instructions will depend on the severity of the skin condition being treated. The standard dosage is a thin layer of the cream or ointment applied to the affected areas of the skin two or three times a day. Do not cover the area with a bandage or other dressing, and do not apply it to the diaper area.
The dose of alclometasone dipropionate (Aclovate®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The standard dose for alclometasone cream or ointment is a thin layer applied to the affected area of the skin two or three times daily.
Alclometasone is approved for use in individuals as young as one year of age. In children, alclometasone is approved for short-term use only (for no more than three weeks at a time), as it has not been adequately studied for longer use.
For adults, check with your healthcare provider about the duration of your treatment with this medication. Steroids, including alclometasone, are generally designed for short-term use only. However, alclometasone is a relatively mild steroid, and long-term use may be more acceptable with this particular medication (compared to more potent steroids).
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with alclometasone include the following:
- Apply the medication sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
- Do not cover alclometasone with a dressing or bandage, as this increases the risk for side effects.
- Do not apply this medication to the diaper area, as a diaper acts like a bandage, increasing the risk for side effects.
- For alclometasone to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or alclometasone dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.