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General Information on Alclometasone

Generic Name : Alclometasone

Pronunciation : al-kloe-MEH-tah-zone

Latest prescription information about Alclometasone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Alclometasone


International- Aclovate.

Why is Alclometasone Prescribed? (Indications)

Alclometasone is a steroid medication prescribed to treat a variety of skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, and rashes. It reduces the itching, swelling, and redness associated with the disease.

This topical synthetic corticosteroid is recommended for corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses such as actinic dermatitis, kiss-type allergy and skin itch.  

When should Alclometasone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Alclometasone?

Topical- Apply a thin film 2 or 3 times daily.

How should Alclometasone be taken?

It comes as cream 0.05% and ointment 0.05% to apply topically, as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alclometasone?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of measles, chickenpox, shingles, viral skin infection, thinning of the skin, cutaneous tuberculosis (TB), perioral dermatitis, acne, rosacea any allergy, who are taking other medications, children less than 1 year old, during breastfeeding.

• For external use only; avoid contact with eyes.

• Do not use on the face, underarms, or groin areas without your physician’s advice.

What are the side effects of Alclometasone?

  Local: Itching, burning, redness, dryness, irritation, xerodermia, acne, hypopigmentation, prickly heat, folliculitis, white atrophy, hypertrichosis, reinfection of skin, papular rash.

What are the other precautions for Alclometasone?

Avoid excess dosage. Should not be used for long periods of time or on large areas of the body, especially in children.

What are the storage conditions for Alclometasone?

Store between 2° and 30°C.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Last Updated : Jul 2018
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