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Cloderm

Generic Name: clocortolone topical (kloe KOR toe lone)
Brand Name: Cloderm
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Drug Information:
Clocortolone is a steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body. Cloderm (for the skin) is used to treat inflammation and itching caused by psoriasis, eczema, or skin conditions that respond to steroid medication. Cloderm may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use clocortolone if you are allergic to it. Learn more

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Cloderm Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about clocortolone topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cloderm.

For the Consumer

Applies to clocortolone topical: external cream

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
  • Signs of Cushing's disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing.
  • Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
  • Irritation where this drug is used.
  • Skin breakdown where this drug is used.

What are some other side effects of this drug?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dry skin.
  • Itching.
  • Burning.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to clocortolone topical: topical cream

General

The most commonly reported side effects were burning, itching, irritation, and dryness.

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema)

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria

Local

Frequency not reported: Burning, itching, irritation, dryness

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cloderm (www.drugs.com/mtm/cloderm.html).