Butesone is a corticosteroid that is applied on the skin for the treatment of various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It can also be used to treat certain ophthalmologic conditions for the relief of the inflammation and itchiness of the skin. Topical Butesone butyrate has shown minimal suppression of the body immunity.
Q. Are clobetasol and Butesone different?
Yes, clobetasol and Butesone are different steroid medications. Clobetasol is a very potent (strong) steroid whereas Butesone is comparatively milder and has been categorized under moderately potent steroid.
Q. Does Butesone affect the body’s hormonal balance?
Butesone is a topical steroid and needs to be applied locally on the affected part. It is a moderately strong steroid. When applied on the skin, then the chances of immunity suppression is lesser as compared to other steroids like clobetasol and betamethasone. Do consult your physician before you start this medication.
Q. Can Butesone be used in children?
The use of Butesone 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 on regular application, the condition worsens or does not improve within 7 days, the therapy should be reviewed.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.