Generic Name: fluocinonide

Aclovate is a topical corticosteroid used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It works by reducing inflammation and itching. Aclovate is available as an cream, ointment, or solution.

Aclovate is a prescription medication and should only be used as directed by your doctor. Do not use Aclovate on broken or infected skin. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, or other mucous membranes. If this occurs, rinse the area with water.

Aclovate is for external use only. Do not take by mouth.

If you are using Aclovate on a child, be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions carefully.

Pharmacokinetics

Aclovate is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. It is then metabolized by the liver and excreted in the urine.

Pregnancy and lactation

Aclovate is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Aclovate should not be used by nursing mothers.

How should you take Aclovate?

Aclovate should be applied to the affected area of skin as directed by your doctor. Be sure to wash your hands after applying Aclovate. Do not apply Aclovate more than four times a day. If you are using Aclovate on a child, be sure to follow the doctor’s instructions carefully.

Who should not take Aclovate?

You should not take Aclovate if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. If you have any of these health problems: a certain type of viral infection (herpes simplex)pregnant or trying to get pregnant breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have ever had any of these health problems: a certain type of viral infection (herpes simplex)pregnant or trying to get pregnant breast-feeding

Some medicines may interact with Aclovate. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) because they may increase the risk of Aclovate’s side effects. This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Benefits

Aclovate can provide relief from the itching and inflammation associated with various skin conditions. It is available in different strengths and formulations to meet your individual needs.

Side effects

Some of the common side effects are burning, stinging, or irritation of the treated skin. Aclovate may cause more serious side effects such as stretch marks, thinning of the skin, or changes in skin colour. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Dosage

The dosage of Aclovate will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor’s orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of Aclovate. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

What if you miss a dose of Aclovate?

If you miss a dose of Aclovate, apply it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

What if you overdose on Aclovate?

An overdose of Aclovate is not expected to be dangerous. However, long-term use of high doses can lead to serious side effects. If you think you or someone else may have taken an overdose of Aclovate, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Storage

Aclovate should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Keep out of reach of children.