Alclometasone is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching that responds to corticosteroids in adults and children aged 1 and older. Alclometasone was previously sold under the brand name Aclovate.
Alclometasone is a low-to-medium potency corticosteroid. It is believed to work by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that alclometasone is applied topically to the affected area two or three times a day.
Alclometasone comes in the form of a cream or ointment.
Common side effects for alclometasone include burning and itching on the skin, discoloration, irritation, dryness, raised rashes, thinning and wrinkling of the skin, visible depressions in the skin, 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:
Alclometasone Skin Cream or Ointment — Cleveland Clinic
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