Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Cloderm Cream, 0.1% (clocortolone pivalate) is a topical (for the skin) corticosteroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Common side effects of Cloderm Cream include:
- peeling, or
- redness at the application site when this medication is first applied to the skin.
These side effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to Cloderm Cream. Other side effects of Cloderm Cream 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 signs of absorbing Cloderm Cream through your skin including:
- blurred vision, or
- seeing halos around lights,
- mood changes,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- weight gain,
- puffiness in your face,
- muscle weakness, or
- feeling tired.
Apply Cloderm Cream 0.1% sparingly to the affected areas three times a day and rub in gently. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Cloderm Cream topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. During pregnancy, Cloderm should be used only when prescribed. It is not known whether 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 Cloderm Cream, 0.1% (clocortolone pivalate) 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 clocortolone 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 may include:
- mild skin itching, burning, peeling, 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 Cloderm (Clocortolone)
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence:
Allergic contact dermatitis
Maceration of the skin
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cloderm (Clocortolone)
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