Name: Aclovate

What is Aclovate (alclometasone topical)?

Alclometasone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Alclometasone topical (for the skin) is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Alclometasone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Aclovate (alclometasone topical) side effects

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.

Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Stop using alclometasone topical and call your doctor if you have:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;

  • uneven heartbeats;

  • sleep problems (insomnia);

  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or

  • tired feeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • redness, burning, or itching of treated skin;

  • skin dryness or irritation;

  • acne, skin rash;

  • lightened color of treated skin; or

  • folliculitis (redness or crusting around your hair follicles).

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.

Uses of Aclovate

  • It is used to treat skin irritation.
  • It is used to treat skin rashes.

How is this medicine (Aclovate) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • Do not take Aclovate by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
  • Do not put on the face, underarms, or the groin area unless told to do so by the doctor.
  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
  • Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses or extra doses.

If OVERDOSE is suspected

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.


Aclovate® Cream and Ointment are contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components in these preparations.


ACLOVATE® (alclometasone dipropionate) Cream and Ointment are low to medium potency corticosteroids indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. ACLOVATE® (alclometasone dipropionate) Cream and Ointment may be used in pediatric patients 1 year of age or older, although the safety and efficacy of drug use for longer than 3 weeks have not been established (see PRECAUTIONS: Pediatric Use). Since the safety and efficacy of ACLOVATE® (alclometasone dipropionate) Cream and Ointment have not been established in pediatric patients below 1 year of age, their use in this age-group is not recommended.

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What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at

Alclometasone topical Breastfeeding Warnings

Use is not recommended. Excreted into human milk: Unknown Excreted into animal milk: Data not available Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.




Underlying infection

Herpes simplex, varicella, vaccinia

Acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis

Ophthalmic use


Chronic topical corticosteroid therapy may interfere with growth and development in children



Development of Kaposi's sarcoma with prolonged use reported (discontinue therapy if it occurs)

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