Stop to consider
Special considerations when choosing
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†
*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.
†Please see Precautions in full Prescribing Information regarding Pediatric Use and Nursing Mothers.
Classes of Corticosteroids1
Reference: 1. Ference JD, Last AR. Choosing topical corticosteroids. American Family Physician. 2009;79(2): 135-140.