How to Take Alclometasone Dipropionate and Dose of Alclometasone Dipropionate


Find out how to take Alclometasone Dipropionate (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Alclometasone Dipropionate


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.  

Pregnancy Category

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store between 2 and 30C (36 and 86F).
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