|(al kloe MET a
|Foreign Brand Names|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to alclometasone or any other part of the
- If you have skin problems, for example, virus, fungus, or
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to treat a variety of skin conditions.
- It is helpful in treating symptoms like itching and irritation. This
includes conditions like contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, insect
bites, and first- and second-degree burns and sunburns.
- Other uses include treatment of psoriasis, severe diaper rash, and
hair loss. Talk with healthcare provider about other
|How does it work?|
- Alclometasone reduces irritation, itching, and inflammation on the
affected areas of the skin.
|How is it best taken?|
- Do not take by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Clean affected area before use.
- Use ointment or cream in a small amount over the area affected as a
light film. Rub in gently.
- Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area
unless told to do so by healthcare provider.
- Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on a child treated
in the diaper area. This may cause more medicine to get into the child's
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Apply a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not apply a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Burning, swelling, or redness of the
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Any signs or symptoms of infection. This may include a fever greater
than 99 degrees, chills, sore throat, cough, increased sputum or change in
color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, anal itching or
- Feeling weak, tired, irritable, trembling, having rapid heartbeats,
confusion, sweating, dizzy, especially if you missed a dose or recently stopped
- Severe burning, swelling, or redness of skin.
- Any new rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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