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Aclovate cream is a prescription medication used to treat various skin conditions, including allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. It contains the active ingredient alclometasone dipropionate, which is a medium-strength corticosteroid. Aclovate cream works by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness on the skin.
Use and Dosage
To use Aclovate Cream, follow the directions provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Aclovate Cream is a prescription medicine that should only be used on the skin. The cream is generally applied to the affected area(s) two to three times daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. Before applying the cream, the affected area should be washed and dried thoroughly.
When applying Aclovate Cream near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. Use the cream only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it on a child for longer than 3 weeks in a row unless directed to do so by the doctor.
Do not use more of the cream than directed by your healthcare provider, and do not use it for a longer period than recommended. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If you experience any side effects or your symptoms do not improve, you should contact your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Aclovate Cream (Alclometasone):
- Lightened color of treated skin and
- Redness burning or itching of treated skin
- Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
- Skin dryness or irritation
- Skin rash
Serious Side Effects of Aclovate Cream (Alclometasone):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Uneven heartbeats
- Weight gain and
Forms and Strength
Aclovate Cream (Alclometasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Allergic reactions: People who are allergic to alclometasone or any other ingredients in the cream should not use Aclovate cream.
- Skin infections: Aclovate cream should not be used on skin that is infected or has an open wound.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult with a healthcare provider before using Aclovate cream, as there may be potential risks to the fetus or infant.
- Long-term use: Aclovate cream is intended for short-term use and should not be used continuously for extended periods of time, as it can have negative effects on the skin.
- Children: Aclovate cream should not be used on children without the advice of a healthcare provider, as children may be more sensitive to the effects of corticosteroids.
- Eye contact: Avoid getting Aclovate cream in the eyes, as it can cause irritation and should be rinsed off immediately with water if contact occurs.
- Interactions: Aclovate cream may interact with other medications or topical products, inform your healthcare provider of all other medications and treatments being used.
- Corticosteroid withdrawal: If Aclovate cream is used on the skin for extended periods of time, it can lead to corticosteroid withdrawal when the medication is stopped. Symptoms of corticosteroid withdrawal include itching, redness, and burning of the skin.
- Skin thinning: Prolonged use of Aclovate cream can cause the skin to become thinner and more susceptible to injury and bruising.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How often should Aclovate cream be applied?
Aclovate cream is typically applied to the affected area of the skin once or twice daily as directed by a healthcare provider.
Can Aclovate cream be used on children?
Aclovate cream should not be used on children without the advice of a healthcare provider, as children may be more sensitive to the effects of corticosteroids.
How quickly does Aclovate cream work?
Aclovate cream may take several days to produce noticeable effects, however, the length of time it takes to work can vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated.
Can Aclovate cream be used with other skincare products?
Aclovate cream may interact with other skin care products or medications, inform a healthcare provider of any other products being used.
Can Aclovate cream be used on sensitive skin?
Aclovate cream may be used on sensitive skin, but it should be used with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Aclovate Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.