Clobetasol Propionate Cream
Why is Clobetasol used?
It contains a medicine called clobetasol propionate. It belongs to a group of medicines called stimulants. Helps reduce swelling and irritation.
It is used to help reduce the redness and itching of certain skin problems.
Do not use clobetasol:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clobetasol propionate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
• On a child under one year old
• To treat any of the following skin problems, which can make them worse:
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• Severe redness of the skin in and around the nose (rosacea).
• A red, spotty rash around your mouth (perioral dermatitis).
• Itching around the anus or genitals (penis or vagina).
• Infected skin (unless the infection is being treated with anti-infective medicines at the same time).
• Itchy skin that is not inflamed
• Prevalence of plaque psoriasis, except for single lesions.
Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using clobetasol if:
• You have previously had an allergic reaction to another steroid.
• You apply the cream under an airtight dressing, including the baby's diaper. These dressings make it easier for the active substance to pass through the skin.
You could end up using too much cream.
• Be sure to disinfect the skin before applying a new bandage to prevent infections.
• You are applying the cream to cracked or damaged skin or within skin folds.
• You apply it to a large area.
• You have psoriasis, your doctor will want to see you more.
• You are being used to treat a chronic ulcer in the leg because you may be at increased risk of a local allergic reaction or infection.
• You are using it near the eyes or on the eyelids, as cataracts or glaucoma may occur if the cream repeatedly gets into the eye.
• You are using it on thin skin such as the face because clobetasol may cause thinning of the skin. Use on the face should be limited to 5 days.
Bandages or dressings should not be used on the face where the cream is to be applied.