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    Information about Clobetasol

    Clobetasol uses

    Clobetasol is used in the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and allergic skin conditions.

    How clobetasol works

    Clobetasol is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

    Common side effects of clobetasol

    Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin thinning
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharma), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    07 Apr 2019 | 10:36 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Clobetasol

    • Clobetasol helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
    • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
    • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Clobetasol can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
    • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Clobetasol. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
    • Do not stop taking Clobetasol suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.
    • Clobetasol is used to treat redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
    • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film, two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
    • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
    • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
    • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Clobetasol and consult your doctor.
    • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after four weeks of treatment. Do not use it for more than 4 consecutive weeks at a time.

    Frequently asked questions for Clobetasol


    Q. Can I stop taking Clobetasol when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, do not stop taking Clobetasol and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before your treatment is complete. Stopping Clobetasol before your treatment is completed can bring back your symptoms of skin.

    Q. What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Clobetasol?

    Clobetasol should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects.This medicine should only be used by the patient, and never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

    Q. Can I use Clobetasol even my treatment is completed?

    No, do not overuse Clobetasol for long periods than what is prescribed. Overusing Clobetasol can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 April, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)