Temovate cream is a topical anti-inflammatory medication that helps reduce itching, redness, and swelling associated with many skin conditions. Temovate cream is safe for virtually every skin type, and produces very little side effects.
Apply a thin layer of Temovate cream or Ointment to the affected skin areas twice daily. Before applying this medicine, you should wash and dry the affected areas. Gently rub this medicine sparingly onto the affected areas, until it is evenly distributed. Do not cover or bandage the skin area after applying the cream or ointment. Be careful to keep it out of your eyes. If the scalp application gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with a lot of water. Follow your doctor's directions with this medicine.
Return to your doctor if the condition does not improve or if it gets worse. Temovate topical alone will not treat the condition if it is an infection.
Temovate topical is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Temovate topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. If it is necessary to use Temovate during pregnancy, the smallest amount possible should be applied, for the shortest time necessary to treat the condition, under the supervision of a doctor.
It is not known whether Temovate passes into breast milk. Do not use Temovate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
Possible Side Effects
No serious systemic side effects are expected unless a large amount of Temovate topical is used for a long period of time. If the drug is being absorbed by the body, you may experience blurred vision, halos around lights, an irregular heartbeat, insomnia, mood changes, weight gain, or fatigue. If you experience any of these or other unusual side effects, notify your doctor.
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur. You may experience some redness, blistering, burning, itching, or peeling. Continue to use Temovate topical and talk to your doctor about any side effects.
Other local side effects may also occur, especially with prolonged use of Temovate topical. These may include thinning of the skin, prolonged redness, and stretch marks.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
When absorbed into the bloodstream over a prolonged period, Temovate can cause disorders such as Cushing's syndrome. If you suspect an overdose of Temovate, seek medical attention immediately.
Do not use plastic bandages, dressings, or diapers that do not allow air to circulate to the area unless your doctor directs you to do so. The use of occlusive dressings can greatly increase the amount of drug the body absorbs. If you do use an occlusive dressing, do not use it for more than 12 hours a day.
Do not use other topical products on the treated area, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
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