How it should be taken
It comes as a cream or ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Topical- Apply a thin film of cream or ointment over the affected skin area 2 or 3 times daily.
Creams are suitable for most dermatoses, but ointments are usually used for the treatment of dry, scaly lesions as it may also provide some occlusion.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Hypersensitivity, cutaneous tuberculosis, chicken pox, perioral dermatitis, acne, rosacea, open wounds, trophic ulcers, viral infection of skin and skin manifestations of syphilis.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a synthetic glucocorticoid steroid, used in dermatology conditionaconditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, actinic dermatitis, kiss-type allergy and skin itch.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of measles, chickenpox, shingles, skin infection, thinning of the skin, tuberculosis (TB), recent vaccination, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Use in pediatric patients under 1 year of age is not recommended.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Avoid using it for diaper rash.
Store between 2° and 30°C (36° and 86°F).