Cloderm is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Cloderm is also known by its drug name, Clocortolone.
Cloderm is a corticosteroid of medium potency. It is believed that Cloderm works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Cloderm is applied topically to the affected area three times a day.
Cloderm comes in the form of a cream.
The FDA-approved label for Cloderm lists common side effects including dryness, burning, itching, stinging, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), acne, numbness in the fingers, spider veins, stretch marks, excessive hair growth, secondary infection, perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth), allergic contact dermatitis, and folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Cloderm – Promius Pharma
Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association