Clobex

Generic Name: Clobetasol

  • What is Clobex?

    Clobex is a topical (skin use only) corticosteroid that is available as a lotion and a spray. The lotion is used for a short time to reduce the inflammation and itching associated with psoriasis (an immune disorder that affects the skin) and dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). The spray is used for psoriasis.

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

    Use Clobex as directed by your doctor and do not use it longer than the prescribed time period.

    Wash your hands before and after applying the medication, unless they are part of the treated area.

    Do not use Clobex to treat skin on your face, neck, underarms, or groin area without your doctor's advice.

    Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse with plenty of water. If your eyes keep stinging after rinsing them well with water, call your doctor right away.

    Do not use Clobex on broken or infected skin, or in open wounds.

    Check with your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, fever, dizziness, or chest pain while using this product.

    Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve within two weeks of using this medicine, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.

  • Who should not take Clobex?

    Do not use Clobex if you have ever had an allergic reaction or sensitivity to it, to any of its ingredients, or any other topical corticosteroid.

    Do not use Clobex on anyone <18 years old.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Clobex. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have diabetes; any kind of skin infection (especially skin or scalp infection), cuts, scrapes, or reduced blood flow to your skin; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • 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: Apply to the affected skin area twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, or as directed by your doctor.

  • How should I take Clobex?

    Use Clobex exactly as directed by your doctor. Clobex is for skin use only.

    Make sure your skin is clean and dry before applying Clobex.

    Use only enough of the spray or lotion to cover the affected areas.

  • What should I avoid while taking Clobex?

    Do not bandage or cover your treated areas while using Clobex unless your doctor tells you to do so. Do not wear tight-fitting clothes over your treated skin areas.

    Do not use Clobex ≥2 weeks (14 days) for moderate to severe psoriasis. Do not use any longer than an extra 2 weeks (4 consecutive weeks total).

    Do not use on broken or infected skin, or in open wounds.

    Do not apply any form of Clobex to your face, neck, or groin. Do not get Clobex on your lips or near your eyes. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse with water.

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

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

  • What are the possible side effects of Clobex?

    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: blurred vision, changes in color of treated skin, fever, feeling tired, heart attack, irritation, itching dry skin, low blood pressure, mild burning, mood changes, muscle weakness, nausea, puffiness in your face, redness, seeing halos around lights, stinging, thinning or softening of skin, vomiting, weight gain

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

    The effects of Clobex 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 Clobex?

    If you miss a dose of Clobex, 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 Clobex?

    Store at room temperature. Do not freeze. Spray is flammable; keep away from heat or flame.