Generic Name: Clobetasol

  • What is Clobetasol?

    Clobetasol is a topical (medicine applied directly on the skin) steroid used to treat inflammation and itching of the skin. It comes in four formulations: cream, gel, ointment, and solution.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Clobetasol?

    Clobetasol is for external use only. In addition, avoid use on the face, groin, or armpit.

    The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped unless directed by your doctor. In addition, avoid applying this medication over large areas of your body and for long periods of time, as this may increase your risk of serious side effects.

  • Who should not take Clobetasol?

    Do not use clobetasol if you are allergic to it.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Clobetasol?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with clobetasol. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a fungal or bacterial infection of the skin.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply a thin layer to the affected area twice a day as directed by your doctor.

  • How should I take Clobetasol?

    Clobetasol is applied to the affected area as a thin film. Do not cover the area after applying clobetasol unless your doctor has specifically told you to do so.

  • What should I avoid while taking Clobetasol?

    Avoid contact with your eyes.

    Do not use other topical products on the treated area, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

    Avoid covering the affected area with a dressing or bandages.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Clobetasol?

    If clobetasol is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining clobetasol with any other steroid medications.

  • What are the possible side effects of Clobetasol?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning sensation, cracking of the skin, irritation, numbness of the finger, stinging sensation

  • Can I receive Clobetasol if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of clobetasol during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Clobetasol?

    If you miss a dose of clobetasol, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Clobetasol?

    Store at room temperature.