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Clobetasol propionate is a man-made corticosteroid that is used on the skin (topically). It is available as foam, shampoo, cream, gel, lotion, ointment, solution, and spray. It is similar to alclometasone (Aclovate), hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort), halobetasol ( Ultravate ) and several others. Topical clobetasol is used to treat certain scalp and skin conditions such as psoriasis , rashes, and dermatitis . Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response. Clobetasol is a very potent topical corticosteroid and should only be used for a short period of time. Long term use of topical clobetasol propionate can cause serious systemic side effects and should be avoided.
Important Safety Information for Clobex ® (clobetasol propionate) Lotion, %
Clobex ® (clobetasol propionate) Lotion, %, is not recommended for anyone younger than 18 years of age.
Clobex ® Lotion is indicated to treat steroid-responsive dermatoses. Treatment of steroid responsive dermatoses (eczema, dermatitis) should be limited to 2 weeks. Use only as directed by your physician, and do not apply to your face, underarms, or groin and avoid contact with your eyes and lips.
The total dosage should not exceed 50 g (50 mL or fl oz) per week. You should use Clobex ® Lotion only for the minimum period necessary to achieve desired results. In clinical trials, patients reported burning/stinging, skin dryness, irritation, redness, itching, skin thinning and widening of blood vessels. Because too much Lotion passing through your skin may affect your adrenal glands, do not use more than prescribed and stop using the product if you experience nausea, vomiting, fever or low blood pressure, and call you doctor. If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or nursing, speak to your doctor before using Clobex ® Lotion.
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