Information about Clobetasone

Clobetasone Uses

Clobetasone is used in the treatment of skin disorders. These skin disorders include eczema, dermatitis, nappy rash or insect bites.

How Clobetasone works

Clobetasone is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Clobetasone

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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Available Medicine for Clobetasone

EumosoneGlaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
831 variant(s)
LozeeApex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
701 variant(s)
ButesoneGary Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
401 variant(s)
SterisoneMicro Labs Ltd
281 variant(s)
PaedisonePraise Pharma
701 variant(s)

Expert advice for Clobetasone

  • Clobetasone is used to treat the 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 Clobetasone and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Frequently asked questions for Clobetasone


Q. What is Clobetasone ointment used for?

Clobetasone is applied on the skin for the treatment of various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It effectively relieves the inflammation and itchiness of the skin. Unlike other medicines, Clobetasone shows minimal suppression of the body's immunity. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before using Clobetasone.

Q. How to use Clobetasone?

Before using Clobetasone, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Clobetasone gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. Are clobetasol and Clobetasone different?

Yes, clobetasol and Clobetasone are different steroid medications. Clobetasol is a very potent (strong) steroid whereas Clobetasone is comparatively milder and has been categorized under moderately potent steroids.

Q. Does Clobetasone affect the body’s hormonal balance?

Clobetasone is a topical steroid which needs to be applied locally on the affected part. It is a moderately strong steroid. The chances of immunity suppression with Clobetasone is lesser as compared to other steroids like clobetasol and betamethasone when applied to the skin. Do consult your physician before you start this medication.

Q. Can Clobetasone be used in children?

The use of Clobetasone is usually not recommended in children less than 12 years of age. It should only be used if advised by the doctor. Doctors often prescribe this medicine for the treatment of dermatoses (skin infections) in children. The duration of this therapy does not normally exceed 7 days. If your condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, consult the doctor.


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