Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Allergies or sensitization: Stop using this medication and call your doctor if irritation, allergic reaction, or sensitization occurs. Inform all health professionals involved in your care that you have been using corticosteroids.
Excessive use: Prolonged or excessive use of this product could produce effects similar to those seen after taking corticosteroids by mouth for prolonged periods of time (such as thin skin, easy bruising, and thin bones, or increased risk of infections). To minimize this possibility when long-term therapy is anticipated, your doctor may instruct you to periodically interrupt treatment.
Infected areas: Do not use this medication on infected lesions unless you are also using appropriate anti-infective medications as recommended by your doctor.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while using this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children.