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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • It is advised to not share your medicine with anyone.
  • In case of worsening or no improvement in condition it is advised to contact prescriber.
  • In case of adults over 60 special caution needs to be taken, as pre-existing skin atrophy increases the risk of purpura & skin cuts.
  • Its usage in children under 12 is not recommended. Risk of HPA axis suppression arises.

Primary Uses

Indications

It is used is indicated in conditions like psoriasis (skin cells multiply faster than normal), intractable eczemas (atopic eczema of infancy & childhood that remain intractable), & other inflammatory dermatoses.

Side Effects

It includes: burning, itching, irritation, erythema (redness of skin), dryness, folliculitis (inflammation in hair follicles), hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth), pruritus (itching). Also in case of hypersensitivity reaction like contact dermatitis, it is advised to discontinue the therapy.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Its use in pregnant females will require a risk/benefit assessment. Consult your doctor before using this medicine. 

Lactation

Lactating females should consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Precautions

A more potent use of steroids will lead to systemic effects, with use over large surface area & addition of occlusive dressings on it. In case of local irritation discontinue use. Skin atrophy (thinning of skin) as a result of prolong exposure to steroids, or usage on areas with higher percutaneous absorption. Steroids shouldn’t be used as sole therapy in psoriasis & to treat diaper dermatoses in infants. Risk of visual disturbances may occur. Special cautions for its usage include: Limit to max 7 days’ use in children If using on children face, then limit to 5 days and avoid occlusion. Avoid contact with mucous membrane & eye area. Not for use on broken, inflamed or occluded skin.

Contraindications

It is contraindicated in conditions of monotherapy in primary bacterial infection such as impetigo (contagious skin infection in infants), paronychia (due to bacteria Staph. Aureus), erysipelas (bacterial infection in upper layer of skin), cellulitis & angular cheilitis (inflammation of one or both corners of mouth). Its use on face, groin or axilla; in case of untreated fungal, viral infections or parasitic infestation is contraindicated.

FAQS

What would happen upon over-usage of Clobetasol?

It should be taken as directed. If taken too much, it will reach your blood & symptom of overdose include adrenal insufficiency.

Can Clobetasol be used on broken skin?

It shouldn’t be used on broken or infected skin. Avoid using on open wounds.

How long should Clobetasol be used?

Use it only for the condition prescribed. And no longer than 4 weeks unless physician has directed.

Is clobetasol a strong steroid?

It is a very strong steroid and can be combined with an antibiotic (neomycin sulfate) & antifungal (nystatin).

What is the effect of this medicine on hair growth?

It is effective at stimulating hair growth. Research shows hair regrowth up to 20-25% in people using clobetasol ointment.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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