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Clobetasol

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Temovate, Temovate E, Cormax, Clobex, Clobex Spray, Clarelux, Cormax Ointment, Cormax Scalp Application, Olux, Olux-E, Olux-E Foam

Generic Name: Clobetasol

Drug Class: Corticosteroids, Topical

What Is Clobetasol and How Does It Work?

Clobetasol is a prescription topical steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Clobetasol is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.

Clobetasol is available under the following different brand names: Temovate, Temovate E, Cormax, Clobex, Clobex Spray, Clarelux, Cormax Ointment, Cormax Scalp Application, Olux, Olux-E, and Olux-E Foam.

Dosages of Clobetasol :

Adult and Pediatric Dosages:

  • Cream, gel, ointment, shampoo, liquid, lotion, solution, spray and foam 0.05%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Corticosteroid-responsive Dermatoses

Adult:

  • Cream/foam: apply thin layer to affected areas every 12 hours and rub in gently and completely; not to exceed 50 g/week

Pediatric:

  • Children under 12 years old: safety and efficacy not established
  • Children over 12 years: cream/foam: apply thin layer to affected areas every 12 hours and rub in gently and completely, not to exceed 50 g/week

Corticosteroid-responsive Dermatoses of the Scalp

Adult:

  • Foam: apply to affected are in scalp every 12 hours for up to 2 weeks; not to exceed 50 g or 50 ml/week

Pediatric:

  • Children under 12 years old: safety and efficacy not established
  • Children over 12 years old: Foam: apply to affected area in scalp every 12 hours for up to 2 weeks; not to exceed 50 g or 50 ml/week

Scalp Psoriasis

Adult:

  • Shampoo: apply thin film to dry scalp once a day; leave in place for 15 minutes, add water, lather, and then rinse thoroughly

Pediatric:

  • Children under 12 years old: safety and efficacy not established
  • Children over 12 years: shampoo: apply thin film to dry scalp once per day; leave in place for 12 minutes; add water, lather, and then rinse thoroughly

Mild to Moderate Plaque-type Psoriasis of Nonscalp Areas

Adult:

  • Foam: apply to affected area in scalp every 12 hours for up to 2 weeks; not to exceed 50 g/week

Pediatric:

  • Children under 12 years old: safety and efficacy not established
  • Children over 12 years old: foam: apply to affected area in scalp every 12 hours for up to 2 weeks; not to exceed 50 g/week

Moderate to Severe Plaque-type Psoriasis

  • Emollient/cream/lotion: apply to affected area in scalp every 12 hours for up to 2 weeks if area is less than 10% of the body surface area; not to exceed 50 g/week
  • Spray: apply by spraying onto affected area every 12 hours; rub into skin; should not be used for more than 4 weeks
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/18/2017



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