Aclovate Side Effects
Generic Name: alclometasone topical
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of alclometasone topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Aclovate.
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking alclometasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Aclovate)
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 alclometasone cream.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to alclometasone topical: topical cream, topical ointment
The most commonly reported side effects were itching, burning, erythema, dryness, irritation, and papular rashes.[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Cushings syndrome[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Papular rash
Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, striae, miliaria, secondary infection, hypertrichosis, skin maceration, skin atrophy[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Itching, burning, erythema, dryness, irritation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Stinging[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Glucosuria[Ref]
1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. "Product Information. Aclovate (alclometasone topical)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
Not all side effects for Aclovate may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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