clocortolone pivalate

clocortolone pivalate

[klōkôr′təlōn piv′əlāt]
a topical corticosteroid antiinflammatory.
indication It is prescribed for the short-term treatment of inflammation and pruritus associated with certain moderate to severe types of dermatitis.
contraindications Viral and fungal diseases of the skin or local impairment of circulation prohibits its use.
adverse reactions Among the more serious adverse reactions are systemic side effects that may result from prolonged or excessive application. Local irritation of the skin may occur.

clocortolone pivalate (klōkor´təlōn piv´əlāt´),

n brand name: Cloderm;
drug class: topical corticosteroid, group III medium potency;
action: possesses antipruritic and antiinflammatory properties;
uses: psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, pruritus.
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