May 19 2022

Classification of the active ingredient alclometasone

Risk level in pregnancy: This medicine is classified as Category C.

Corticosteroids are teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered via systemic, even at low doses.

The derivatives of this group with greater power may also lead to injury when applied locally. This, coupled with the lack of clinical studies to support its use make it advisable not to use alclometasone or other similar active ingredients more than when strictly necessary and the expected benefits outweigh the possible risks. In any case, it is considered advisable not to use local corticosteroids at high doses or prolonged periods.

Update 17.12.2010

Meaning of category C

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.