Cloderm

(clocortolone)

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Treats skin irritation and skin rashes.

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Cloderm (clocortolone) is a medium strength topical medication that helps treat skin irritations and skin rashes, and comes in many easy-to-use formulations.

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Quick facts about Cloderm
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (clocortolone)

Upsides

  • When used for a short amount of time, most people have very few side effects and tolerate Cloderm (clocortolone) well.
  • Cloderm (clocortolone) is safe and effective for both adults and children.
  • Is medium strength so will treat most inflammatory skin conditions with few side effects.
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Downsides

  • May be more expensive than other medicines like it.
  • Non-steroidal options may be better if you have a weakened immune system.
  • Long term use can cause skin thinning and raised blood sugars.
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How it works

Cloderm (clocortolone) is a medium strength topical corticosteroid. It helps treat skin disorders by stopping the immune system from causing inflammation, redness, pain, and itch.

Quick facts about Cloderm
  • Drug class: Dermatologic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (clocortolone)

Used for

  • Steroid-reponsive dermatoses

Dosage forms

  • Cream
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What to expect when you take Cloderm (clocortolone) for Steroid-reponsive dermatoses

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  • Possible side effects
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness
  • Skin thinning
  • Acne
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Risks and Warnings for Cloderm (clocortolone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • High doses of Cloderm (clocortolone).
    • Long-term use of Cloderm (clocortolone).
    • Use in children and teens

    Using Cloderm (clocortolone) at high doses, for long periods of time, or in children, can cause the body to make less hormones that are important for many bodily functions. Use Cloderm (clocortolone) as directed, not for longer or more than what your doctor prescribed. Children may need regular growth checks. Speak to your doctor if your child must use this for long periods of time.