Alclometasone


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Broken skin, tuberculous or viral (e.g. herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella) skin lesions, fungal (e.g. candidiasis, tinea) or bacterial (e.g. impetigo) skin infections, rosacea, acne, perioral dermatitis.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis. Childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Do not apply on the face, eyes, underarm, groin, breast-fold, genitals, or between the toes. Monitoring Parameters Monitor for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression thru ACTH stimulation test, plasma cortisol test, and urinary free cortisol test.
Adverse Reactions
Itching, burning, erythema, dryness, irritation, papular rashes; folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria, and maceration. Rarely, adrenal suppression, Cushing's syndrome.
ATC Classification
D07AB10 - alclometasone ; Belongs to the class of moderately potent (group II) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
S01BA10 - alclometasone ; Belongs to the class of corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye.
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