Alclometasone topical Side Effects

Not all side effects for alclometasone topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to alclometasone topical: cream, ointment

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

None.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking alclometasone topical:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); burning, itching, redness, skin thinning and discoloration, or swelling not present before using this medicine.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to alclometasone topical: topical cream, topical ointment

Endocrine

Endocrinologic side effects have been rare. Rarely, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis has been suppressed. This suppression was more likely when higher potency topical steroids were used over extensive areas and when occlusive dressings were used.

Local

Local side effects of have commonly included burning, itching, or irritation, especially when applied to denuded skin or with occlusive dressings. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids has resulted in skin atrophy and thinning, and the development of striae, telangiectasia, subcutaneous hemorrhage, and easy bruising and bleeding. Allergic contact dermatitis has been occasionally reported.

Skin on the face, axillae, and groin appear to be most susceptible to the adverse, long-term effects of topical steroids.

Topical corticosteroid use may inhibit local immune response rendering the skin more susceptible to infections. Folliculitis has occasionally been reported.

Perioral dermatitis or rosacea-like dermatitis has occurred in patients treated with potent topical corticosteroids who are of seborrheic skin type. This condition may flare temporarily upon discontinuation of topical steroids, prompting patients to continue their use. If topical corticosteroids are discontinued, this flare and the initial dermatitis generally resolves over a few weeks.

General

The use of low potency topically applied corticosteroids has been generally well tolerated.

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