Olux

Generic Name: Clobetasol

  • What is Olux?

    Olux is a topical foam spray (applied to the skin surface) that is used for short-term treatment of inflammation and itching of certain skin conditions on the scalp. It is also used for short-term treatment of mild to moderate plaque-type psoriasis of non-scalp regions.

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

    Olux is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, face, groin, underarms, or other skin-fold areas.

    Olux 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 Olux 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 Olux?

    Do not use Olux if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Olux. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially 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 a small amount to the affected area(s) twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

    Children ≥12 years: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child, based on their need.

  • How should I take Olux?

    Apply Olux exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If the can seems warm or the foam seems runny, run the can under cold water.

    Invert the can and dispense a small amount of foam into the cap of the can (about one and a half capfuls), onto a saucer or other cool surface, or to the lesions. Do not dispense directly onto your hands unless they are the affected area.

    When applying foam onto your scalp, move your hair away from the affected area. Pick up small amounts of foam with your fingertips and gently massage it into the affected area until it disappears. If your fingers are warm, rinse them in cold water first. Apply the smallest amount that sufficiently covers the area.

    Wash your hands after applying Olux. Throw away any of the unused medicine that you squirted out of the can.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly apply Olux.

  • What should I avoid while taking Olux?

    Contents of the container are under pressure. Do not burn or puncture the container. Do not use Olux near fire, flame, or do not smoke during and immediately following the application.

    Do not use Olux in your eyes, face, groin, underarms, or other skin-fold areas.

    Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area as to be occlusive unless directed by your doctor to do so.

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with Olux 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 Olux?

    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, cracking and fissuring of your skin, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, numbness of your fingers, redness, stinging of your skin

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

    The effects of Olux 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 Olux?

    If you miss a dose of Olux, 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 Olux?

    Store at room temperature and away from excessive heat.