This medicine is a corticosteroid used to reduce itching, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to cover the affected area as directed by your doctor. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. WASH YOUR HANDS immediately after applying this medicine, unless your hands are part of the treated area. DO NOT BANDAGE OR WRAP the affected area unless directed otherwise by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) in a tightly closed container away from heat, moisture, and light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use 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 use 2 doses at once.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are also taking oral corticosteroids (such as prednisone). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions including a skin infection, cuts, skin ulcers, scrapes, lessened blood flow to the skin, measles, tuberculosis (TB), a positive TB skin test, chicken pox, shingles, thinning of the skin, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Inform your doctor if you have recently had a vaccination. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine. Use of this medicine in children under 3 months old is not recommended. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of giving this medicine to your child.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using this medicine include mild, temporary stinging or burning. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience severe or persistent burning; irritation, redness, or swelling of the skin; fever, chills, sore throat, or persistent cough; acne-like rash; or thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include muscle weakness; severe or persistent headache; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, increased thirst, hunger, or urination; confusion; drowsiness; flushing; rapid breathing; fruit-like breath odor); unusual weight gain, especially in the face; or vision changes.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.