Expert Advice for Clobetol
This medicine is used in the treatment of psoriasis (skin disease characterized by marked redness and itchy patches), intractable eczema (skin disease) and other inflammatory skin conditions.
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
No definite data regarding lactation is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
Due to its potential to absorb through the skin, it is advised to use this medicine in the exact amount and frequency that is advised by the doctor. Do not use it to treat diaper rashes. If you are planning to use it in children, use this medicine for not more than 5 days. Do not use this medicine for prolonged treatment. Avoid contact with mouth and eyes. The risk of visual disturbance is present, therefore, stop its use if this continues. Elderly patients are also advised to use this medicine grave caution. Do not use steroids as a sole therapy for psoriasis. Discontinue use in case of local area irritation. Avoid use in broken, inflamed or occluded skin, psoriasis (autoimmune skin disorder), dermatitis (skin inflammation) around chronic leg ulcers.
This medicine’s side effects include burning, itching, irritation, erythema (redness of the skin), folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles), dryness, hypo-pigmentation, numbness of fingers, stinging and cracking of the skin, skin atrophy (thinning of the skin), malaria, telangiectasia (a condition where tiny blood vessels widen), acne, hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth) and hypersensitivity. Hypersensitivity reactions include contact dermatitis (inflammation of skin), in which case the medicine must be discontinued.
This medicine’s use is prohibited in monotherapy of bacterial infections of the skin, untreated fungal, viral, or parasitic infections, on burns or acne, inflammation or infections around the mouth, skin around the genital area and axilla. This medicine is also contraindicated in plaque psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), perianal or genital itchiness and itchiness without inflammation.