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Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream

Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream is a low to medium strength topical steroid. It is used to treat itching, inflammation, redness and swelling due to varieties of skin conditions like:

  • Dermatitis (allergic, atopic, contact, actinic and kiss-type)
  • Allergies
  • Rash
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Itch

Alclometasone may also be used on sensitive skin sites like the face and skinfold in pediatrics and geriatric patients. This medication is a synthetic corticosteroid. It induces production of lipocortins which inhibits the enzyme phospholipase A2 responsible for the synthesis of arachidonic acid. Without arachidonic acid, leukotriene can’t be produce.

How to use Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream?

Alclometasone is for topical use only. Do not swallow the cream. This product comes with instruction that you can read. Follow the instruction carefully. Before using the cream, see to it that you washed your hands thoroughly.  Apply only a thin layer of the cream on the affected area two to three times a day. Rub the cream gently into the skin. Do not apply it over a large area of the skin nor cover it with a bandage. Do not use this product longer than 14 days unless directed by your physician. Do not get this on your eyes, nose and mouth. If this happens, rinse them with clean water right away.

What are the side effects of Alclometasone?

Some of the side effects are:

  • Skin irritation. Itching, dryness
  • Thinning of the skin with easy bruising
  • An increased redness
  • Scaling of the skin
  • Lack of healing of the skin condition
  • Allergic reaction
  • Red, painful blisters with pus on the skin
  • Swollen hair follicles

Serious side effects are:

  • Weight gain
  • Stretch marks
  • Mood changes
  • Sleep problems
  • Muscle weakness
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Trouble breathing

Some of the side effects disappear in a few days. In case of serious side effects inform your doctor right away.

Important Information

  • Before using this product tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
    • Pregnant
    • Breastfeeding
    • Thinning of the skin
    • Large areas of damaged skin or burned
    • Active skin infection
    • Allergic reaction to any corticosteroid and other medications
  • Use Alclometasone with precaution in children. When applying in diaper area for rash, do not cover it with a tight-fitting diaper or plastic pants.
  • Do not use this in areas with sores or infections.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within two weeks inform your doctor right away.