Before using Chlocodemin
To make sure this is the right treatment for you, before you start using Chlocodemin it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you have any areas of infected skin.
- If you have rosacea or acne.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a skin preparation.
Important: you should let your doctor know if you start to experience blurred vision or other vision problems whilst taking Chlocodemin tablets.
For more information about side-effects which are possible when Chlocodemin is taken long-term, see the separate condition leaflet called Oral Steroids.
Pregnancy and Chlocodemin
Chlocodemin is a FDA Pregnancy Category C drug, because steroids are known to cause birth defects in animals but the effects in pregnant humans haven't been studied adequately.
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking this medication in any of its forms.
Chlocodemin, like most steroids, is found in breast milk and may stunt your baby's growth.
You should tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed before using Chlocodemin in any form.
Information for Patients
This information is intended to aid in the safe and effective use of this medication. It is not a disclosure of all possible adverse or intended effects.
Patients using topical corticosteroids should receive the following information and instructions:
1. This medication is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
2. Patients should be advised not to use this medication for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
3. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped as to be occlusive. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION .)
4. Patients should report any signs of local adverse reactions.
5. Other corticosteroid-containing products should not be used with Chlocodemin Dipropionate Lotion, USP 0.05% w/w without first talking to your physician.
Chlocodemin Dipropionate Lotion, USP 0.05% w/w is supplied as follows:
60 mL bottles (NDC 61748-475-60)
Store at 25°C, excursions permitted between 15° and 30°C. Protect from light and freezing. Store in carton until contents are used.
Chlocodemin Topical Interactions
Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse with water.
Avoid applying Chlocodemin topical to the skin of your face, underarms, or groin area without your doctor's instruction.
Do not use Chlocodemin topical to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Medicine used on the skin is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
• Give as a single daily dose before 9:00 A.M.
• Give oral dose with food or milk.
• Administer I.M. injection deep into gluteal muscle (may cause tissue atrophy).
☞ Don't give Chlocodemin acetate I.V.
• Be aware that typical suspension dosage ranges from one-third to one-half of oral dosage given q 12 hours.
☞ To avoid adrenal insufficiency, taper dosage slowly and under close supervision when discontinuing.
• Know that drug may be given with other immunosuppressants.