Cloderm is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. 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 pivalate.
Cloderm is a corticosteroid of medium potency. Cloderm is believed to work 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, wrinkling, or visible depressions of the skin), 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 — EPI Health
Prescription Topicals — National Eczema Association
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