What should I know before using alclometasone?

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Before using alclometasone you should know safety information concerning this medication. Alclometasone is a corticosteroid that is applied to the skin, some of which is eventually absorbed into the blood. If too much of this medication is absorbed, it may lead to complications, such as Cushing's syndrome, which can cause fattened neck and trunk, purple streaks on the skin and an abnormal face shape. The risk for complications is especially increased if you use alclometasone for long periods of time over large areas of skin or if you cover the affected area with an airtight bandage or wrapping. To reduce the risk for complications, only use alclometasone exactly as directed by your doctor, and don't cover it unless you're specifically instructed to do so.