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Generic: clobetasol topical
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It is used on the skin to treat itching, redness, and swelling caused by some skin conditions
               



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What is this medicine?

CLOBETASOL (kloe BAY ta sol) is a corticosteroid. It is used on the skin to treat itching, redness, and swelling caused by some skin conditions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any type of active infection including measles, tuberculosis, herpes, or chickenpox
  • circulation problems or vascular disease
  • large areas of burned or damaged skin
  • rosacea
  • skin wasting or thinning
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to clobetasol, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Do not cover with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. It is important not to use more medicine than prescribed. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Elderly patients are more likely to have damaged skin through aging, and this may increase side effects. This medicine should only be used for brief periods and infrequently in older patients.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated area.

               
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