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Generic name: alclometasone topical [al-kloe-met-a-sone-top-ik-al] drug class: topical steroids

Aclovate is a brand name. The Aclovate brand name was taken off the market across the U.S. If generic versions of the drug have been cleared by the FDA, it is possible that there are alternatives that are generic.

What is Aclovate?

Alclometasone can be described as an oral drug. It helps reduce the effects of body-wide chemicals that cause inflammation.

Aclovate (for the skin) can be utilized to treat irritation and itching that can be caused by various skin ailments, such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.Aclovate can also be utilized to treat conditions not covered in the medication guide.


Be sure to follow all the directions printed on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your medical professionals about your health conditions or allergies, as well as all medications you take.

Before You Take This Drug 

Do not take aclovate if you have an allergy to it.

Avoid using aclovate for treating diaper eruptions.

To ensure that aclovate is not harmful to you, consult your physician to determine whether you suffer from:

  • The fungal, bacterial, and viral skin diseases

Steroids may increase sugar (sugar) amounts in urine or blood. Inform your physician if you suffer from diabetes.

FDA pregnancy classification c it's not clear what the risk is to an unborn baby. Aclovate could harm an unborn child. Inform your physician if you are planning to get pregnant while using aclovate.

There is no way to determine if topical alclometasone is absorbed through breast milk or whether it is harmful to a breastfeeding baby. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.

Aclovate shouldn't be taken with a child who is less than one year old. Don't use the medication on children without consulting a physician. Children can adsorb greater amounts of the medication through their skin and are more likely to suffer adverse effects.

How to Take Aclovate?

Aclovate is typically applied 2 to 3 times per day. Make sure you follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Be sure to not take this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.

Hands must be cleaned prior to and after applying aclovate if you're not taking the medicine to treat skin problems on the hands.

A small amount of the product should be applied to the area affected and gently rubbed on the skin. Don't apply aclovate across a vast area of the skin.

Don't cover the treatment area of your skin

unless your physician tells you to.

Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve within 2 weeks of treatment or if they become more severe while taking aclovate.

Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and humidity.

 What Happens if I Miss a Dose?

Do the missed dose when you can remember. Don't miss the dose if it's getting close to the next dose. Avoid using extra medicine in order to fill the missing dose.

What Happens if I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone mistakenly swallowed the drug.

An overdose of aclovate does not usually cause life-threatening effects. In the longer term, however, exposure to high doses of steroids could cause symptoms including thinning or sagging skin, bruising that is easy to heal, changes in the appearance or location of body fat (especially on the neck, face in the back, and around your waist), a rise in acne, the appearance of facial hair, problems with menstrual flow, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

What should be Avoided?

Avoid becoming agitated in your eyes. If it does happen, then rinse your eyes with water. Avoid using aclovate on infected or broken skin. Beware of using this medication on open wounds.

Avoid using aclovate on the skin around your face as well as your underarms, groyne, or other areas without a doctor's guidance.

Don't use aclovate for any health issue that hasn't been evaluated by a doctor.

Side effects of Aclovate

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience one of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction:

symptoms of hives: breathing difficulties and swelling on the lips, face, tongue, or throat.

The topical steroid medication may be absorbed through the skin. This can create steroid-related adverse effects in the body. Do not use aclovate and consult your physician in the event of:

Mild effects

  • Blurred vision or seeing halos in light sources

  • Uneven heartbeats

  • Sleep problems (insomnia)

  • The weight loss and puffiness under your eyes

  • Tiredness

Adverse side effects

  • The appearance of redness, burns, or itching from the skin treated

  • Dry skin or irritation of the skin;

  • Acne, skin rash

  • Lighter coloration of the treated skin the color of the treated skin

  • Folliculitis (redness or a crust around the hair follicles)

It isn't a comprehensive listing of all side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the negative effects. The best way to report adverse reactions is to call the FDA at 1-800-fda-1088.

Interaction with other Drugs

There is no way to know if any other medications you consume by mouth or inject will have any effect on applying alclometasone topically. There are many different drugs that are incompatible with each other. Inform your healthcare providers of the medicines you take, such as prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbs.