Aclovate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in adults and children age one and older. Aclovate is also known by its drug name, Alclometasone.
Aclovate is a low-to-medium potency corticosteroid. It is believed that Aclovate works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Aclovate is applied topically to the affected area two or three times a day.
Aclovate comes in the form of a cream or ointment.
The FDA-approved label for Aclovate lists common side effects including burning, itching, redness, irritation, dryness, papular (raised) rashes, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, stretch marks, and thickening of the skin.
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include glaucoma, high blood sugar, and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Aclovate – RxList
Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association