Aclovate is a prescription drug 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 one and older. Aclovate is also known by its drug name, Alclometasone. Aclovate is sometimes prescribed to treat dermatological symptoms in people with food allergies. Since the FDA has not approved Aclovate specifically for this usage, it may be considered “off-label.”
Aclovate is a low-potency corticosteroid. It is believed that Aclovate works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Aclovate is applied topically to the affected area two or three times a day.
Aclovate comes in the form of a cream.
The FDA-approved label for Aclovate lists common side effects including painful stinging or burning, itching, redness, and dryness.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Aclovate include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.
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