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Alclometasone Dipropionate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Mar 21, 2011
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Information about Alclometasone Dipropionate

Generic Name : Alclometasone Dipropionate
Pronunciation : AL-kloe-MET-a-sone
Latest prescription information about Alclometasone Dipropionate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Alclometasone Dipropionate

International- Aclovate.
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Why is Alclometasone Dipropionate Prescribed? (Indications)

Alclometasone is a synthetic steroid medication prescribed to treat variety of skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, and rashes aiming to reduce the itching, swelling, and redness. 

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When should Alclometasone Dipropionate not 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.

What is the dosage of Alclometasone Dipropionate?

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.

How should Alclometasone Dipropionate be taken?

It comes as a cream or ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alclometasone Dipropionate?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Alclometasone Dipropionate?

   Most common : Pimples, allergic rash/inflammation, burning, dryness, infection, irritation, itching, dryness, pale spots, prickly heat, papular rash, redness and stretch marks.
Long-term usage has resulted in skin atrophy and thinning, and the development of striae, telangiectasia (spider veins), subcutaneous hemorrhage, and easy bruising and bleeding.

What are the other precautions for Alclometasone Dipropionate?

Avoid long-term use and excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Alclometasone Dipropionate?

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


Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Last Updated : Jul 2018



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suresh wariyar.tr, India

whos the manufacturer? how do i know whos marketing the product. not mentioned in the profile

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