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Clobetasol

Molecule Description

Clobetasol is a steroid. It is used in the form of local application in the trea...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dietary Restrictions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Clobetasol

  • Skin conditions (such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, itching)
  • Skin complaints, like redness, swelling, burning sensation and pain
contraindications

Contraindications of Clobetasol

When should one not use Clobetasol

  • Allergic (hypersensitive) to Clobetasol Propionate or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If a child is under one year of age
  • Acne
  • Severe skin flushing on and around your nose (rosacea)
  • Spotty red rash around your mouth (perioral dermatitis)
  • Itching around your genitals (penis or vagina) or anus
  • Infected skin
sideEffects

Side effects of Clobetasol

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Thinning of skin – stretch marks
  • Dry skin
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Burning, itching, skin irritation at the site of application
  • If used for too long you may experience weight gain, swelling of face, lips, eyelids
  • Sleep disturbances and mood changes
  • Severe skin irritation
  • In children - slow growth
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Clobetasol

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Clobetasol during pregnancy?
A:
Clobetasol should not be used during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Clobetasol while breastfeeding?
A:
Local application is probably safe. Do not use it on the breast area if you are using any local applicator containing Clobetasol.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Clobetasol?
A:
No caution required.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Clobetasol?
A:
No known interaction.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an infection while using this medicine
  • Make sure to clean the skin before applying medicine
  • Be cautious not to apply near eye or eyelids
  • Don't use in children for more than five days
  • Don't take this medicine for more than four weeks
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Clobetasol

How Does It Work?

It decreases the action of chemicals in the body that cause swelling, itching – thereby reducing the itching in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, etc.
interactions

Interactions of Clobetasol

Interactions with other medicines

Numerous medicines are known to have minor interactions with Clobetasol. Inform your physician about all prescription and non-prescription medicines that you are taking before starting on this treatme...
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Interactions with food items

No specific interactions with food have been reported yet.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Clobetasol

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Clobetasol, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further details.
dosage

Dosage of Clobetasol

Overdose

If you happen to ovedose on this medicine, seek emergency medical care immediately. The symptoms of overdose are - skin thinning, easy bruising, increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, etc.

Missed a Dose

In case you forget to apply the medicine as per the prescription, use the medicine as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next application, skip the missed one and go back to regular s...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Clobetasol?

A: Inform the doctor about your detailed medical and surgical history. Inform your physician if you have diabetes or if you have any skin infections. Inform your doctor if you are lactating, pregnant, or planning a pregnancy.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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