Alclometasone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation associated with psoriasis and various other skin conditions in adults and children age 1 and older.
Alclometasone is a low-potency corticosteroid. It is believed that Alclometasone works in cases of psoriasis by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Alclometasone is applied topically to the affected areas in the form of a cream two or three times a day.
Side effects of Alclometasone may include painful stinging or burning, itching, redness, and dryness. These symptoms are likely to ease after a few days when your body becomes accustomed to the drug.
The risk for serious side effects of Alclometasone or other topical corticosteroids increase with the potency of the drug, prolonged use, use over larger areas of skin, and adding bandages or other covering (occlusion) after applying the medication. Like systematic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth. Children may be more susceptible to these side effects.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to topical corticosteroids during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.