Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

To help clear up your infection completely and to help make sure it does not return, good health habits are also required. Keep the affected area as cool and dry as possible.

If your skin problem does not improve within 2 or 3 weeks, or if it becomes worse, check with your doctor.

The corticosteroid in this medicine may be absorbed through the skin and may be more likely to cause side effects in children. Long-term use may affect growth and development as well. Children who must use this medicine should be followed closely by their doctor.

For diabetic patients:

  • Although rare, the corticosteroid in this medicine may cause higher blood and urine sugar levels, especially if you have severe diabetes and are using large amounts of this medicine. Check with your doctor before changing your diet or the dosage of your diabetes medicine.

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