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Common and Long-Term Problems With Alclometasone

Common Side Effects

Alclometasone has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the possible side effects were carefully documented.
In clinical trials, the most common alclometasone side effects (each occurring in approximately 1 to 2 percent of people) included:
  • Itching and burning
  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • A bumpy rash.
Other possible skin reactions from steroids, including alclometasone, might include:
  • Irritation
  • Inflammation or infection of the skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin (much like skin that is constantly wet)
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.

Long-Term Side Effects of Alclometasone

Using steroids like alclometasone over long periods can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long time. Some of the problems seen with long-term use might include:
  • Suppression of the immune system (perhaps leading to infections or other problems)
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back, causing a round face and a fatty hump on the back of the neck
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).

Alclometasone Drug Information

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