What is Aclovate?Aclovate is a topical steroid used to relieve skin inflammation and itchiness.
What is the most important information I should know about Aclovate?Only use Aclovate externally and avoid contact with the eyes. Do not apply it to your face, underarms, or skin area above the genitals unless directed by your doctor. Do not use Aclovate for any condition other than for which it was prescribed. Report any signs of skin reactions to your doctor. Discontinue use if no improvement is seen in 2 weeks.
If the treatment area is large, you should keep regular appointments with your doctor to monitor your pituitary and adrenal gland function.
Do not apply Aclovate in the diaper area if the child still requires diapers or plastic pants.
Who should not take Aclovate?Do not begin therapy with Aclovate if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
You should not use Aclovate in children <1 year old or for the treatment of diaper rash.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Aclovate?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Aclovate. Also talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have Cushing's disease or diabetes.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children ≥1 year: The usual dosage is given by massaging a thin film of cream or ointment over the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.
How should I take Aclovate?Apply a thin film of Aclovate cream or ointment to the affected skin areas and massage gently until the medication disappears. Do not apply it to your face, underarms, or skin area above the genitals, unless directed by your doctor.
What should I avoid while taking Aclovate?Avoid using bandages or dressings on the areas of your body treated with Aclovate. This medication is for external use only and avoid getting this medication in your eyes or applying it excessively. Avoid use on the face, underarms, or skin area above genitals unless directed by your doctor.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Aclovate?No significant interactions have been reported with Aclovate at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Aclovate?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: itching, burning sensation, skin redness, dryness, irritation, rash
Can I receive Aclovate if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Aclovate during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Aclovate?Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
How should I store Aclovate?Store at room temperature.
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