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By suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation, Aclovate® (alclometasone dipropionate) can help treat certain skin conditions. This prescription medication is specifically designed to treat problems like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis in adults and children as young as one year old.
Although this steroid is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this medication. Aclovate's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
This medicine comes in the form of a skin cream and an ointment. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include burning, dry skin, and redness. In most cases, reactions to the drug tend to be mild and easy to treat.
(Click Aclovate for more information, including a detailed description of the medicine's effects, other potential side effects, and dosing tips on when and how to apply it.)
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