Trade Names/Brand Names :
Clobevate, Clobex, Medicated ShampooCormax, Embeline, Isovate, Olux, Temovate
Why it is prescribed :
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):
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
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 :
Infection/irritation, itching and cracking.
Other Precautions :
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.