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    Clobetasone

    Information about Clobetasone

    Clobetasone uses

    Clobetasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

    How clobetasone works

    Clobetasone is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.

    Common side effects of clobetasone

    Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis

    Available Medicine for Clobetasone

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Clobetasone

    • 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 for Clobetasone

    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 20 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)