Information about Clobetasone
Clobetasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
How clobetasone works
Clobetasone belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.
Common side effects of clobetasone
Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.
Available Medicine for ClobetasoneNo 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
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.