Clobetasol Solution 1bottle lotion, 59ml of 0.05%
This medication is used in adults to treat a variety of skin conditions (such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis). Clobetasol reduces the swelling, itching and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.
This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 18 years of age due to an increased risk of side effects. Ask the doctor or pharmacist for details.
How to use:
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using clobetasol lotion and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands before applying. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
After applying the medication, wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting the medication in your nose or mouth. If you get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with plenty of water.
Do not apply more than 50 grams (50 milliliters or 1.75 ounces) in a given week unless directed by your doctor. Doing so increases the risk of serious side effects.
Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not use for longer than 4 weeks unless directed by your doctor. If no improvement occurs in 2 weeks of treatment with clobetasol, or if your condition worsens, stop using this medication and inform your doctor.
Burning, stinging, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks (striae), skin thinning/discoloration, excessive hair growth, acne, hair bumps (folliculitis).
Skin infections can become worse when using this medication. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling or irritation does not improve.
Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.