Clobetasol comes as a cream, gel, ointment, or spray to apply to the skin.
Along with its needed effects, clobetasol topical may cause some unwanted effects.
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clobetasol topical.
Though it is unlikely, this medication may slow down a child s growth if used for a long time. Use clobetasol during pregnancy with caution if benefits outweigh risks. It is postulated that these proteins control the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes by inhibiting the release of their common precursor arachidonic acid.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment, or if you have signs of a skin infection. Once an acute episode has been treated effectively with a continuous course of topical corticosteroid, intermittent dosing once daily, twice weekly, without occlusion may be considered. Topically applied clobetasol can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects. Skin infections can become worse when this medication is used.
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor s approval.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Do not drive, use machinery, or perform any other activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can do so safely.
Start one week before exposure to risk and continue until 4 weeks after leaving the malarious area.
Clobetasol has not been studied during breast feeding, however cortisol is a normal component of breast milk. The pathogenesis of irritant contact dermatitis continues to be poorly understood, although evidence is emerging that a very complex reaction pattern occurs, involving immunoregulatory processes. This regimen should be combined with routine daily use of emollients.