Clobetasol

Description

Clobetasol is used to reduce the itching and inflammation in scalp and skin infections. This medicine should be applied as instructed by your doctor. Do not use beyond the prescribed date due to increase in the risk of infections.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clobetasol

  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Dry skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Itching of skin
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body pain
  • Headache

Uses of Clobetasol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Planus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    This medicine is well observed systematically. The extent of absorption is based on the characteristics of the skin and preparation.
  • Duration of effect
    The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically evaluated.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to the baby. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Clobetasol.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to the baby. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Chronic application

Chronic application of this medicine may affect the growth and development in children.

Cushing's syndrome

This medicine may cause hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression and causes Cushing's syndrome in patients receiving high doses for a prolonged period. Any symptoms of swelling of the face, increase in the blood glucose levels should be informed to the doctor.

Use in children

This medicine in not recommended in children less than 12 years.

Infections

This medicine may increase the risk of infections. Appropriate antibiotic treatment should be started to prevent the spread of infection.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply if it is almost time for your next dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic medicines

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply the specified amount on the affected area as advised by the doctor. Do not apply larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. It is not recommended in children less than 12 years. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not consume the medication. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by inhibiting the production of chemicals that causes inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 10 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/730

Clobetasol: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 10 May 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a686008.html

DailyMed - Clobetasol propionate cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 10 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a188664a-8fa1-479f-9493-0da4a6c592f7

[Internet]. Toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 10 May 2017]. Available from:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~LPK8IB:1

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Information on this page was last updated on 14 Feb 2019

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