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Cloderm

Generic Name: clocortolone pivalate
Dosage Form: cream

Cloderm® Cream, 0.1%
(clocortolone pivalate)

Rx Only

FOR TOPICAL DERMATOLOGIC USE ONLY–NOT FOR OPHTHALMIC, ORAL, OR INTRAVAGINAL USE.
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

DESCRIPTION:

Cloderm Cream 0.1% contains the medium potency topical corticosteroid, clocortolone pivalate, in a specially formulated water-washable emollient cream base consisting of purified water, white petrolatum, mineral oil, stearyl alcohol, polyoxyl 40 stearate, carbomer 934P, edetate disodium, sodium hydroxide, with methylparaben and propylparaben as preservatives.

Chemically, clocortolone pivalate is
9-chloro-6α-fluoro-11β,
21-dihydroxy-16α methylpregna-1,
4-diene-3, 20-dione 21-pivalate.
Its structure is as follows:

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY:

Topical corticosteroids share anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive actions.


The mechanism of anti-inflammatory activity of the topical corticosteroids is unclear. Various laboratory methods, including vasoconstrictor assays, are used to compare and predict potencies and/or clinical efficacies of the topical corticosteroids. There is some evidence to suggest that a recognizable correlation exists between vasoconstrictor potency and therapeutic efficacy in man.

Pharmacokinetics:

The extent of percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids is determined by many factors including the vehicle, the integrity of the epidermal barrier, and the use of occlusive dressings.


Topical corticosteroids can be absorbed from normal intact skin. Inflammation and/or other disease processes in the skin increase percutaneous absorption. Occlusive dressings substantially increase the percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids. Thus, occlusive dressings may be a valuable therapeutic adjunct for treatment of resistant dermatoses. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).


Once absorbed through the skin, topical corticosteroids are handled through pharmacokinetic pathways similar to systemically administered corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are bound to plasma proteins in varying degrees. Corticosteroids are metabolized primarily in the liver and are then excreted by the kidneys. Some of the topical corticosteroids and their metabolites are also excreted into the bile.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE:

Topical corticosteroids are indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Topical corticosteroids are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.

PRECAUTIONS:

General:

Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients.


Conditions which augment systemic absorption include the application of the more potent steroids, use over large surface areas, prolonged use, and the addition of occlusive dressings.


Therefore, patients receiving a large dose of a potent topical steroid applied to a large surface area or under an occlusive dressing should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HPA axis suppression by using the urinary free cortisol and ACTH stimulation tests. If HPA axis suppression is noted, an attempt should be made to withdraw the drug, to reduce the frequency of application, or to substitute a less potent steroid.

Recovery of HPA axis function is generally prompt and complete upon discontinuation of the drug. Infrequently, signs and symptoms of steroid withdrawal may occur, requiring supplemental systemic corticosteroids.


Children may absorb proportionally larger amounts of topical corticosteroids and thus be more susceptible to systemic toxicity. (See PRECAUTIONS-Pediatric Use ).


If irritation develops, topical corticosteroids should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted.


In the presence of dermatological infections, the use of an appropriate antifungal or antibacterial agent should be instituted. If a favorable response does not occur promptly, the corticosteroid should be discontinued until the infection has been adequately controlled.

Information for the Patient:

Patients using topical corticosteroids should receive the following information and instructions:


  1. This medication is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
  2. Patients should be advised not to use this medication for any disorder other than for which it was prescribed.
  3. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped as to be occlusive unless directed by the physician.
  4. Patients should report any signs of local adverse reactions especially under occlusive dressing.
  5. Parents of pediatric patients should be advised not to use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on a child being treated in the diaper area, as these garments may constitute occlusive dressings.

Laboratory Tests:

The following tests may be helpful in evaluating the HPA axis suppression:
Urinary free cortisol test
ACTH stimulation test

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, and Impairment of Fertility:

Long-term animal studies have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential or the effect on fertility of topical corticosteroids.


Studies to determine mutagenicity with prednisolone and hydrocortisone have revealed negative results.

Pregnancy Category C:

Corticosteroids are generally teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered systemically at relatively low dosage levels. The more potent corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic after dermal application in laboratory animals. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women on teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids. Therefore, topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Drugs of this class should not be used extensively on pregnant patients, in large amounts, or for prolonged periods of time.

Nursing Mothers:

It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. Systemically administered corticosteroids are secreted into breast milk in quantities not likely to have deleterious effect on the infant. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised when topical corticosteroids are administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use:

Pediatric patients may demonstrate greater susceptibility to topical corticosteroid-induced HPA axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome than mature patients because of a larger skin surface area body weight ratio.


Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, and intracranial hypertension have been reported in children receiving topical corticosteroids. Manifestations of adrenal suppression in children include linear growth retardation, delayed weight gain, low plasma cortisol levels, and absence of response to ACTH stimulation. Manifestations of intracranial hypertension include bulging fontanelles, headaches, and bilateral papilledema.


Administration of topical corticosteroids to children should be limited to the least amount compatible with an effective therapeutic regimen. Chronic corticosteroid therapy may interfere with the growth and development of children.

ADVERSE REACTIONS:

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:

 
Burning
 
Itching
 
Irritation
 
Dryness
 
Folliculitis
 
Hypertrichosis
 
Acneform eruptions
 
Hypopigmentation
 
Perioral dermatitis
 
Allergic contact dermatitis
 
Maceration of the skin
 
Secondary infection
 
Skin atrophy
 
Striae
 
Miliaria

OVERDOSAGE:

Topically applied corticosteroids can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects (see PRECAUTIONS).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:

Apply Cloderm (clocortolone pivalate) Cream 0.1% sparingly to the affected areas three times a day and rub in gently.


Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or recalcitrant conditions.


If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate anti-microbial therapy instituted.

HOW SUPPLIED:

Cloderm (clocortolone pivalate) Cream 0.1% is supplied in 30 gram and 75 gram pump bottles, 45 gram and 90 gram tubes.

30 gram pump bottle NDC 67857-804-30
75 gram pump bottle NDC 67857-804-51
45 gram tube NDC 67857-804-45
90 gram tube NDC 67857-804-90

STORAGE:

Store Cloderm Cream between 15° and 30° C (59° and 86° F). Avoid freezing.

Distributed by:

PROMIUS® Pharma
UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

www.promiuspharma.com

Promius Pharma, LLC
200 Somerset Corporate Blvd., Floor 7
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Cloderm® is a trademark of Coria Laboratories, LTD.


Manufactured by:
DPT LABORATORIES, LTD.
San Antonio, Texas 78215



Issued 0711

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 30 gram Pump Bottle Carton

NDC 67857-804-30
Rx ONLY
For Topical Use Only

Cloderm®
(clocortolone pivalate)
Cream, 0.1%

Pump

Net Wt 30 g

PROMIUS®
PHARMA

Cloderm 
clocortolone pivalate cream
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:67857-804
Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
clocortolone pivalate (clocortolone) clocortolone pivalate 0.001 g  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
WATER  
PETROLATUM  
MINERAL OIL  
STEARYL ALCOHOL  
POLYOXYL 40 STEARATE  
CARBOMER HOMOPOLYMER TYPE B  
EDETATE DISODIUM  
SODIUM HYDROXIDE  
METHYLPARABEN  
PROPYLPARABEN  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:67857-804-30 30 g in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP
2 NDC:67857-804-45 45 g in 1 TUBE
3 NDC:67857-804-51 75 g in 1 BOTTLE, PUMP
4 NDC:67857-804-90 90 g in 1 TUBE
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
NDA NDA017765 08/22/1977
Labeler - Promius Pharma, LLC (020408265)
Registrant - Promius Pharma, LLC (020408265)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
DPT Laboratories, LTD 832224526 MANUFACTURE(67857-804)
Revised: 08/2012
 
Promius Pharma, LLC



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