Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Aclovate (alclometasone dipropionate) Cream and Ointment is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Aclovate is available in generic form. Common side effects of Aclovate include:
- skin stinging,
- redness, or
- rash when first applied to the skin.
Side effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Other side effects of Aclovate include:
- thinning or softening of your skin,
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth,
- swollen hair follicles,
- changes in color of treated skin,
- crusting of treated skin, or
- stretch marks.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Aclovate including:
- blurred vision,
- seeing halos around lights,
- mood changes,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- weight gain,
- puffiness in your face,
- muscle weakness, or
- you feel tired.
Apply a thin film of Aclovate Cream or Ointment to the affected skin areas 2 or 3 times daily; massage gently until the medication disappears. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Aclovate. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Aclovate should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Aclovate (alclometasone dipropionate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: 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 alclometasone 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 alclometasone may include:
- mild skin rash, itching, burning, redness, 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. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Aclovate (Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream, Ointment)
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 entire FDA prescribing information for Aclovate (Alclometasone Dipropionate Cream, Ointment)
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