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The following local adverse reactions have been reported with ACLOVATE® (alclometasone dipropionate) Cream in approximately 2% of patients: itching and burning, erythema, dryness, irritation, and papular rashes.
The following local adverse reactions have been reported with ACLOVATE® (alclometasone dipropionate) Ointment in approximately 1% of patients: itching, burning, and erythema. The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in approximate decreasing order of occurrence: folliculitis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.
Read the Aclovate (alclometasone dipropionate cream, ointment) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/23/2011
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