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Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Molecule Description

Clobetasol+Salicylic acid is a combination medicine. It is used in the treatment...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

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

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
sideEffects

Side effects of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Common side effects of this drug are:

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

Precautions and Warnings of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

pregnancy

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

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

Driving

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

Alcohol

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

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
modeOfAction

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

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

Dosage of Salicylic Acid+Clobetasol

Overdose

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

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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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