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Alclometasone topical Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 10, 2024.

Applies to alclometasone topical: external cream, external ointment.

Serious side effects

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

Other side effects

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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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. (2001) "Product Information. Aclovate (alclometasone topical)." Glaxo Wellcome

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics."

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.