What should I know before using alclometasone dipropionate?

Before using alclometasone dipropionate, you should know safety information concerning this medication. Alclometasone dipropionate is a corticosteroid cream that is applied to the skin, but it's eventually absorbed into the blood. If too much of this medication is absorbed, it may lead to complications such as Cushing's syndrome, which can cause fattened neck and trunk, purple streaks on the skin, and an abnormal face shape. The risk for complications is especially increased if you use alclometasone dipropionate for long periods of time over large areas of skin, or if you cover the affected area with an airtight bandage or wrapping. To reduce the risk for complications, only use alclometasone dipropionate exactly as directed by your doctor, and don't cover it unless you're specifically instructed to do so.

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