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Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Molecule Description

Clobetasol+Salicylic acid is a combination medicine. It is used in the treatmen

t of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and other dry, scaly conditions of the skin. Clobetasol+Salicylic acid is available in the form of cream, lotion, ointment, skin solution, soap. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting clobetasol+salicylic acid.


Uses of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Clobetasol+Salicylic acid is used for the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema.

Contraindications of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

When should one not use Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

  • If you are allergic to clobetasol, salicylic acid or similar medicines
  • If you have acne or a skin condition affecting the face (rosacea)
  • If you have a skin infection around your mouth
  • If you have itchy skin without any scaling of the skin
  • If you have itching around your private parts
  • If you are using Clobetasol+Salicylic acid to treat skin ulcers
  • If you have a fungal or bacterial infection of the skin
  • If you have chickenpox, herpes infection or any viral infection of the skin

Side effects of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Common side effects of this drug are:

Application site reactions like burning sensation, itching, irritation, redness.

Precautions and Warnings of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol



Can I use clobetasol+salicylic acid during pregnancy?
Clobetasol+Salicylic acid should only be used during pregnancy if prescribed by the doctor as there is limited safety information available.

Breast Feeding

Can I use clobetasol+salicylic acid while breastfeeding?
Clobetasol+Salicylic acid should only be used while breastfeeding if prescribed by the doctor as there is limited safety information available.


Can I drive if I have used clobetasol+salicylic acid?
The use of clobetasol+salicylic acid may not affect your driving ability.


Can I consume alcohol with clobetasol+salicylic acid?
There are no known interactions between clobetasol+salicylic acid and alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop any allergic reactions or infections after using clobetasol+salicylic acid
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You suffer from any skin infection
  • You have problems with your vision after using this medicine
  • Do not use clobetasol+salicylic acid for a prolonged duration

Mode of Action of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

How Does It Work?

  • Clobetasol works by blocking the production of certain chemical substances in the body that cause itching, swelling and redness.
  • Salicylic acid works by removing and shedding dead cells from the top layer of skin by increasing skin moisture resulting in a decrease in scaling and dryness.

Interactions of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way clobetasol+salicylic acid works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, herbals you are currently taking or might take or are using other topically applied creams, lotion and gel to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Medicines like ritonavir (used in HIV infection) and itraconazole (used to treat fungal infections) should be used with caution along with clobetasol+salicylic acid.

Dosage of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol


Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed using clobetasol+salicylic acid, use it as soon as possible. Do not overuse it just to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is there a steroid in clobetasol+salicylic acid?

A: Yes, clobetasol is a steroid.

Q: In which all dosage forms is clobetasol+salicylic acid available?

A: Clobetasol+Salicylic acid is available in the form of cream, lotion, ointment, skin solution, soap.
Last Updated on: 26 Oct 2021 | 10:06 PM (IST)
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