What is Clobetasol Propionate used for?
Clobetasol Propionate is an ointment used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis rash and allergies. These conditions can lead to itching, swelling and redness. Clobetasol Propionate works to reduce and manage these symptoms.
This is a potent corticosteroid medication and treatment should not exceed two weeks, and a maximum of 50 grams per week. The affected area should not be covered or bandaged after application and it is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Frequently Asked Questions About Clobetasol Propionate
Before using Clobetasol Propionate, make sure you carefully read the drug information pamphlet and listen to any instructions and warnings provided by your doctor.
This is only intended to be used on clean dry skin. Do not apply it to your armpits, face or genitals unless recommended by your doctor. Rub a thin layer of medication to the affected area as directed by your doctor.
Wash your hands with water to avoid getting medication in your eyes, mouth, ears or other sensitive areas. Rinse thoroughly if you do get Clobetasol in those places. If your condition does not improve or even gets worse after 2 weeks of treatment, contact your doctor.
Do not share this medication with friends and families even if they have similar symptoms. This may not be an effective treatment for their condition and can lead to an adverse reaction.
Clobetasol Propionate Has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Estradot Patch, talk to your doctor or emergency care.
Report side effects with Clobetasol Propionate to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice about side effects.
- dry mouth
- Body aches or pain
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- softening of the skin
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- lightening of normal skin color
- lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
- loss of sexual desire or ability
- increased thirst
- trouble swallowing
- burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- sugar in the urine
- blurred vision
- full or round face, neck, or trunk
- Acne or pimples
- increased urination
- troubled breathing
- voice changes
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (eg, between the fingers)
- raised, dark red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
- skin discomfort
- flushing or redness of the skin
- increased hunger
- eye pain
- change in vision
- changes in skin coloring
- burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
- fruit-like breath odor
- thinning of the hair
- stomach pain
- tender, swollen glands in the neck
- sore throat
- Burning or stinging at the application site
- increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- hair loss
- reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
- Thinning, weakness, or wasting away of the skin
- redness and scaling around the mouth
- skin irritation
- unexplained weight loss
- stuffy or runny nose
- facial hair growth in females
- dry skin
- menstrual irregularities
- dryness of the throat
- Burning sensation of the skin
- muscle wasting
The following drugs are known to interact with Clobetasol Propionate. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor. Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.