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Alclometasone

Alclometasone
Systematic (IUPAC) name
[7-chloro-11-hydroxy-10,13,16-trimethyl-3-oxo-17-(2-propanoyloxyacetyl)-7,8,9,11,12,14,15,16-octahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl] propanoate
Clinical data
Trade names Aclovate
AHFS/Drugs.com
MedlinePlus
Legal status
  • Rx Only (US)
Routes of
administration
topical
Identifiers
CAS Registry Number  Y
ATC code D07 S01
PubChem CID:
DrugBank  Y
ChemSpider  Y
UNII  Y
KEGG  Y
ChEBI  Y
ChEMBL  N
Chemical data
Formula C28H37ClO7
Molecular mass
Documentation

 N   

Alclometasone is synthetic glucocorticoid steroid for topical use in dermatology as anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, antiallergic, antiproliferative and vasoconstrictive agent.

The prodrug alclometasone dipropionate is marketed as Aclovate by GlaxoSmithKline.

Pharmacology

Alclometasone inhibits phospholipase A2 by inducing production of lipocortins; inhibits synthesis of arachidonic acid, prostaglandins and leukotrienes acid, reduce release of cytokines from lymphocytes and others mediators of inflammation (incl. histamine).

Indications

Alclometasone cream and ointment are indicated for the relief of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, including:

Alclometasone may be used on sensitive skin sites (face, skinfolds); in pediatric patients 1 year or older and in geriatric patients.

Contraindications

  • hypersensitivity to alclometasone or any of ingredients in pharmaceutical forms
  • cutaneous tuberculosis
  • chicken pox
  • perioral dermatitis
  • acne
  • rosacea
  • open wounds
  • trophic ulcers
  • viral infection of skin
  • skin manifestations of syphilis

Side effects

Adverse reactions (sometimes, less than 1-2% cases) include:

How supplied

Alclometasone as Aclovate is supplied in:

  • Cream; Topical; 0.05%
  • Ointment; Topical; 0.05%


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