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If you have eczema, dermatitis, or certain other inflammatory skin conditions, your healthcare provider may prescribe alclometasone. This medicine comes as a cream or an ointment, and is applied to affected areas of the skin two or three times daily. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include dryness, redness, and burning of the skin.

What Is Alclometasone?

Alclometasone dipropionate (Aclovate®) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as one year old.
(Click What Is Alclometasone Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, alclometasone may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of alclometasone include but are not limited to:
  • Itching and burning
  • Redness
  • Dry skin
  • Irritation.
(Click Alclometasone Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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