Special considerations when choosing a corticosteroid*1
- Low-potency steroids are the safest agents for long-term use on the face, on areas with thinner skin, on large surface areas—and in children
- To reduce the risk of side effects from corticosteroids, the least potent steroid should be used for the shortest period of time
- Children often require a shorter duration of treatment and a lower potency steroid†
† Please see Precautions in full Prescribing Information regarding Pediatric Use and Nursing Mothers.
Classes of Corticosteroids1
* When prescribing topical steroids it is important to consider the diagnosis, as well as steroid potency, delivery vehicle, frequency of administration,
duration of treatment, and side effects.
Reference: 1. Ference JD, Last AR. Choosing topical corticosteroids. American Family Physician. 2009;79(2):135-140.