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Aclovate is a topical medication used to treat skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, and rash. It contains an active ingredient called alclometasone dipropionate, which is a topical corticosteroid cream. It works by reducing inflammation, itchiness, and redness of the affected skin.
The ointment form of Aclovate is typically used to treat drier, thicker skin areas, while the cream form is used on areas of the skin that are more oily or moist.
Use and Dosage
Use Aclovate Ointment on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless directed to do so by your doctor.
To use Aclovate Ointment, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands and the affected area with mild soap and water and pat dry.
- Apply a thin layer of Aclovate Ointment to the affected area and rub it in gently until it disappears.
- Wash your hands after applying the ointment unless the affected area is on your hands.
- Use Aclovate Ointment as directed by your healthcare provider, typically 2-3 times per day.
- Avoid getting the ointment in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Do not cover the affected area with bandages or other dressings unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider.
Follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding using Aclovate Ointment and not using more than prescribed. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Aclovate Ointment (Alclometasone):
- Rash when first applied to the skin
- Redness or
- Skin stinging
Serious Side Effects of Aclovate Ointment (Alclometasone):
- Blurred vision
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Crusting of treated skin or
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Puffiness in your face
- Seeing halos around lights
- Skin rash or irritation around your mouth
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Stretch marks.
- Swollen hair follicles
- Thinning or softening of your skin
- Weight gain
- You feel tired
Forms and Strength
Aclovate Ointment (Alclometasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Do not use ointment or cream on the face, groin, or underarms without first consulting with a healthcare provider.
- Do not apply Aclovate to open wounds, infected areas, or areas of skin that have other skin conditions such as rosacea or acne.
- Aclovate ointment may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, including tuberculosis, fungal infections, or infections caused by a virus.
- Long-term use of Aclovate ointment can cause thinning of the skin, discoloration, and other skin problems.
- Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their healthcare provider before using Aclovate.
- Inform the healthcare provider if there is a history of allergic reactions to any drugs before using Aclovate.
- The medication may interact with other drugs; hence it is crucial to notify a healthcare provider about any other medications being taken before starting treatment with Aclovate.
- Aclovate may cause skin irritation, itching, and burning, especially if it is applied in excessive amounts or used for an extended period.
- Follow all instructions provided by the healthcare provider regarding the proper use of Aclovate ointment or cream.
- If the condition does not improve within a few weeks of using Aclovate or if it gets worse, notify a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long should Aclovate Ointment be used for?
Aclovate Ointment should be used for the shortest possible duration to achieve relief of symptoms. Long-term use or overuse can lead to skin thinning and other side effects. Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider regarding the duration of treatment.
Can Aclovate Ointment be used on the face?
The use of Aclovate Ointment on the face should be avoided unless specifically instructed by a healthcare provider. The skin on the face is more sensitive and can be more prone to side effects.
Can I use cosmetics or other skin products while using Aclovate Ointment?
Avoid using cosmetics or other skin products on the same area of skin where Aclovate Ointment has been applied. These products can interact with the medication or increase the risk of side effects.
What should I do if my symptoms do not improve or worsen while using Aclovate Ointment?
If your symptoms do not improve or worsen while using Aclovate Ointment, you should consult with your healthcare provider. They may recommend a different treatment or a stronger medication.
It's important to purchase Aclovate Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.