Alclometasone Side Effects
Some of the most commonly observed side effects of alclometasone include a bumpy rash, skin burning, and dryness. Fortunately, most reactions to this skin medicine are mild and generally easy to treat. However, you may need immediate medical treatment if you develop infections, severe fluid retention, or other potentially serious problems.
Just like any medicine, alclometasone dipropionate (Aclovate®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with alclometasone. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Some side effects of this drug are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. These include but are not limited to:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
- Ruptured tendons
- Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
- Severe fluid retention
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In general, these serious reactions are extremely unlikely to occur when alclometasone is used as directed for a short time, particularly since alclometasone is a relatively mild steroid. Applying too much, over too large of an area, and for extended periods may increase the risk for serious steroidal side effects.