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Clobetasol

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Topical Corticosteroid CLOBEX® Adult

Clobetasol - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Clobetasol cause?

  • Skin irritation, itching, stinging, dry skin
  • Skin changes such as pimples, stretch marks, slow healing or hair growth at the treated area
  • Skin thinning or change of colour of the skin if used for a long period of time

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Clobetasol, what precautions must I follow?

  • ​Do not use this shampoo on your mouth, nose, eyes, groin or armpits.
  • Do not apply to wounds or damaged skin.
  • Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not apply large amounts of this medication or use it more often than instructed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of side effects may increase.
  • Do not use more than 50 grams (about three tablespoons or 50 mL) of this shampoo per week.
  • Do not use this shampoo for more than 28 days.

Inform your healthcare professional if you:

  • Are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Are applying any other creams or medications on the affected area
  • Have any skin infections
  • Experience irritation of the treated skin that does not go away
  • Have affected areas that do not seem to be improving after four weeks

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Clobetasol?

  • Updated on Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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