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Clobetasone

INFORMATION

Uses

Clobetasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and skin disorders.

How it works

Clobetasone belongs to group of medicines called corticosteroids. It inhibits release of chemicals in the body which causes inflammation thereby reducing redness, itchiness, swelling, and irritation of the skin.

Common side effects

Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Itching

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Expert advice

  • Do not use clobetasone if have a history of allergic reactions or have chronic leg ulcer, psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches).
  • Do not apply clobetasone cream near the eyes to avoid the risk of glaucoma or cataract on repeated exposure of clobetasone to eyes.
  • Do not apply the clobetasone topical solution on broken and infected skin, acne, flushed skin around the nose (rosacea), and itchy skin due to allergy (pruritus).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Clobetasone

Q.Is clobetasone/clobetasone butyrate a steroid?
Yes, clobetasone/clobetasone butyrate is a topical steroid

Q.What is clobetasone and white soft paraffin (wsp) used for?
Clobetasone along with other ingredients (excipients) such as liquid paraffin and wsp is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis

Q.Is clobetasol and clobetasone the same?
Both clobetasol and clobetasone are topical steroid but their effect may vary upon individual conditions or response.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)