Clobetasone is used to treat and manage redness and itchiness due to skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis, nappy rash, or insect bites. It also helps to reduce inflammation of the outer ear (otitis externa).
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
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- 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
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.