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What do you need to know about Aclovate cream?

What do you need to know about Aclovate cream?

Aclovate Cream. This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Alclometasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions.

Is it OK to use Aclovate on diapers?

Parents of pediatric patients should be advised not to use Aclovate ® Cream or Ointment in the treatment of diaper dermatitis. Aclovate ® Cream or Ointment should not be applied in the diaper area as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressing (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ).

What’s the difference between Aclovate and Alclometasone ointment?

Aclovate ® (alclometasone dipropionate cream) Cream, 0.05% and Aclovate ® (alclometasone dipropionate ointment) Ointment, 0.05% contain alclometasone dipropionate (7α-chloro-11β,17,21 -trihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17,21 -dipropionate), a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use.

Is there a generic version of Aclovate in the US?

The Aclovate brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

What’s the best way to use Aclovate cream?

How to use Aclovate Cream. Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Are there any side effects to using Aclovate?

In a 26-week dermal carcinogenicity study conducted in transgenic (Tg.AC) mice, topical application once daily of both the vehicle cream and the 0.05% alclometasone dipropionate cream significantly increased the incidence of benign neoplasms of the skin in both sexes at the treatment site when compared to untreated controls.

Are there any side effects to Clovate 0.05% cream?

About Clovate 0.05% Cream. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Let your doctor know right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur : stretch marks, skin thinning or discolouration, acne, hair bumps or excessive hair growth.

When is Aclovate cream and ointment contraindicated?

Aclovate ® Cream and Ointment are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components in these preparations.