Alclometasone topical Side Effects
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:
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. "Australian Product Information." O 0
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. "Product Information. Aclovate (alclometasone topical)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
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.
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