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    Information about Clobetasol

    Clobetasol uses

    Clobetasol is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders and skin disorders.

    How clobetasol works

    Clobetasol is a highly potent topical corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

    Common side effects of clobetasol

    Muscle disorders, Electrolyte imbalance, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Behavioural changes, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection

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    Expert advice for Clobetasol

    Always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on since the germs can cause infections under warm and moist conditions under dressings.
    Make sure you wash your hands after use or wear disposable plastic gloves while applying the cream on someone. Cream should be used on skin externally only.
    Treatment beyond 2- 4 consecutive weeks is not recommended, and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g per week.
    If your skin problem does not improve in 2 to 4 weeks, talk to your doctor. Do not use in conditions such as
    • Acne
    • Fungal skin infections, eg. athlete's foot, ringworm, candida skin infections.
    • Severe flushing of skin on and around your nose (rosacea).
    • Spotty red rash around your mouth (perioral dermatitis).
    • Infected skin (unless the infection is being treated with an anti-infective medicine at the same time).
    • Itchy skin around the genitals or back passage.
    • Itchy skin which is not inflamed.
    • Nappy rash
    • Widespread plaque psoriasis.

    Frequently asked questions for Clobetasol


    Q. Is Clobetasol propionate used for hair loss/ does Clobetasol help hair growth?

    Clobetasol is used for discomfort in various scalp and skin conditions; however not used for treatment of hair loss or hair growth. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

    Q. Is Clobetasol propionate good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?

    Clobetasol should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete's foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

    Q. Is clobetasol propionate a steroid/ an antifungal/ OTC?

    Clobetasol (also available as Cosvate cream, Cosvate G) is a potent topical corticosteroid used for the treatment of itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions. It is not an antifungal. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor
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    Q. Does Clobetasol propionate cause hair loss / thinning of skin?

    Long-term use of steroids may damage your hair or skin. Always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)