Clobetasol + Salicylic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Clobetasol + Salicylic Acid1 and Clobetasol + Salicylic Acid2, which treats eczema and psoriasis. Clobetasol + Salicylic Acid1 is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clobetasol + Salicylic Acid2 is a keratolytic medicine which breaks down keratin clumps, removes dead skin cells and softens the skin. It also enhances the absorption of Clobetasol + Salicylic Acid1 into the skin.
Q. What are the precautions that need to be taken while using Biclo S?
Biclo S should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised periods of time. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient and never give it to other people, even if their condition appears to be the same.
Q. Will Biclo S be more effective if taken more than prescribed?
No, Biclo S will not be more effective if overused. Overusing the medicine can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Can I stop using Biclo S when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop using Biclo S and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the disease is completely treated.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Biclo S?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. How to use Biclo S?
Follow the directions given by the doctor or provided on the medicine. Apply the medicine thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Biclo S is usually applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Biclo S, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.