Clobetasone

Description

Clobetasone is used to treat signs and symptoms such as redness, itching, swelling, irritation, etc. associated with steroid-responsive skin conditions such as mild eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Clobetasone

  • Skin rash
  • Skin thinning
  • Changes in color of skin
  • Burning sensation of skin

Uses of Clobetasone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid responsive Dermatoses
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to clobetasone or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Pruritus without inflammation

This medicine is not recommended for the treatment of skin itching that is not associated with inflammation (redness, swelling, etc.).

Acne vulgaris

This medicine is not recommended for the treatment of Acne vulgaris.

Skin Infections not responsive to steroids

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from viral or fungal infections of the skin that are not responsive to steroids.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

Use of this medicine in patients less than 12 years of age should be done only under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. For these patients, discontinuation of the treatment and appropriate clinical evaluation should be done if there is no improvement within 7 days.

Application to the face and eyelids

Long-term application of this medicine to the face should be avoided due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. If you are applying the medicine to the eyelids, care should be taken such that the medicine does not get into the eyes. If the eyes come into contact with the medicine repeatedly, it may increase the risk of serious adverse effects including cataracts and glaucoma.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
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
Disease interactions

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a high level of adrenal hormones in the body and in patients diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and irritation of the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical Corticosteroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Clobetasone

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13158

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Eumovate Ointment - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 12 September 2018]. Available from:

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Information on this page was last updated on 24 May 2019

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