Cloderm Side Effects

Generic Name: clocortolone topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of clocortolone topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Cloderm.

Not all side effects for Cloderm 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 clocortolone topical: topical cream

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking clocortolone topical (the active ingredient contained in Cloderm) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing clocortolone topical through your skin, such as:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;

  • mood changes;

  • sleep problems (insomnia);

  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or

  • muscle weakness, feeling tired.

Less serious side effects of clocortolone topical may include:

  • mild skin itching, burning, peeling, or dryness;

  • thinning or softening of your skin;

  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth;

  • swollen hair follicles;

  • changes in color of treated skin;

  • blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; or

  • stretch marks.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to clocortolone topical: topical cream

General

The most commonly reported side effects were burning, itching, irritation, and dryness.[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema)[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria[Ref]

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Cloderm (clocortolone topical)" Hermal Pharmaceutical Labs Inc, Delmar, NY.

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