Cormax Ointment

Generic Name: Clobetasol

  • What is Cormax Ointment?

    Cormax Ointment is a topical medicine (applied to the skin surface) that is used for the short-term relief of inflammation and itching of the skin.

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

    Cormax Ointment is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes.

    Cormax Ointment can have a greater effect on children because they are more likely to absorb large amounts of the medicine through the skin. Long-term use can affect the growth and development of children. Talk to your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate after using this medication for a long period of time.

    Do not use Cormax Ointment for any other condition other than that which your doctor has prescribed.

    Contact your doctor if you notice irritation or any skin reactions in the area being treated.

  • Who should not take Cormax Ointment?

    Do not use Cormax Ointment if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, or to similar products.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Cormax Ointment. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have skin infections, or 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 and children ≥12 years: Apply a thin film to the affected area(s) twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, for no longer than 2 consecutive weeks.

  • How should I take Cormax Ointment?

    Apply Cormax Ointment exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not apply extra doses or apply more often without asking your doctor.

    Rub the ointment into your skin gently and completely.

  • What should I avoid while taking Cormax Ointment?

    Do not use Cormax Ointment in your eyes.

    Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area as to be occlusive.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Cormax Ointment?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Cormax Ointment at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Cormax Ointment?

    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: abnormal hair growth, acne (pimples), burning or stinging sensation, cracking of your skin, dryness, eye irritation, hair loss, headache, infections, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, loss of skin color, numbness of your fingers, redness, scalp pustules, skin inflammation, stretch marks, sweat rash, tenderness, thinning of your skin layers, tightness of your scalp, tingling

  • Can I receive Cormax Ointment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Cormax Ointment 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 Cormax Ointment?

    If you miss a dose of Cormax Ointment, 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 Cormax Ointment?

    Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.