Clobetasol Propinate - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Clobetasol Propinate
International :Clobevate, Clobex, Medicated ShampooCormax, Embeline, Isovate, Olux, Temovate
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis and lichen sclerosis. The medication reduces the action of chemicals that causes inflammation and redness.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):Hypersensitivity.
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :Apply a thin layer to the affected skin area twice daily, rub gently.
How it should be taken :It comes as a cream or ointment to apply over the affected area.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of skin infection, cuts, scrapes, recent vaccination, elderly, children,any allergy, during pregnancy and lactation.
For external use only; avoid contact with your eyes, mouth, or nose.
It should not be used in children less than 18 years old.
Side Effects :
Local- Infection/irritation, itching and cracking.