Drug: Aclovate (alclometasone topical)

What is alclometasone topical (Aclovate)? Alclometasone is a topical (for the skin) steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.Alclometasone topical 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 other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of alclometasone topical (Aclovate)? 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.

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What other drugs will affect alclometasone topical (Aclovate)? It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied alclometasone 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.

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What happens if I overdose (Aclovate)? Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.An overdose of alclometasone is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

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