For treating skin conditions, the dosing guidelines for amcinonide will mainly depend on the type and severity of the condition being treated. In general, the standard amount is a thin layer of the product applied to the affected areas of the skin two or three times daily. If your healthcare provider recommends it, you may apply a bandage or dressing over the medicine.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of AmcinonideThe dose of amcinonide (Cyclocort®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Amcinonide Dosing Guidelines for Skin ConditionsThe standard dosage of amcinonide for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day. Gently rub the medication into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated area. Wash your hands after applying the medication, unless you are treating your hands.
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medicine with a dressing. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation on which type of dressing to use. Using a dressing might help improve the absorption of the medicine; however, it also increases the risk for amcinonide side effects.
If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach.
General Information on Using AmcinonideSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with amcinonide include the following:
- This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day.
- Apply amcinonide sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or amcinonide dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.