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Your particular Aclovate dosage will depend mainly on the severity of the skin condition being treated. The standard dose is usually a thin layer of the cream or ointment applied on the affected areas of the skin two or three times daily. Do not cover the medicine with a bandage or any type of dressing, as this increases your risk for side effects.

An Introduction to Dosing With Aclovate

The dose of Aclovate® (alclometasone dipropionate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Aclovate Dosage for Skin Conditions

The standard dose for Aclovate cream or ointment is a thin layer applied to the affected area of the skin two or three times daily.
Aclovate is approved for use in individuals as young as one year of age. In children, Aclovate is approved for short-term use only (for no more than three weeks at a time), as it has not been adequately studied for longer use.
For adults, check with your healthcare provider about the duration of your treatment with this medication. Steroids, including Aclovate, are generally designed for short-term use only. However, Aclovate is a relatively mild steroid, and long-term use may be more acceptable with this particular drug (compared to more potent steroids).

General Information on Using Aclovate

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Aclovate include the following:
  • Apply the medication sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • Do not cover Aclovate with a dressing or bandage, as this increases the risk for side effects.
  • Do not apply this medication to the diaper area, as a diaper acts like a bandage, increasing the risk for side effects.
  • For Aclovate to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Aclovate dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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