Alclometasone Drug Information
Alclometasone dipropionate (Aclovate®) is a medication licensed for the treatment of various skin conditions, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. It comes in the form of an ointment and a cream. This steroidal medicine is approved for use in adults and children age one and older.
When using alclometasone, apply a thin layer of the ointment or cream on the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as burning, redness, and dryness.
Before using alclometasone, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information, click Alclometasone. This full-length article provides information on how this drug works, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)