Olux-E

PATIENT INFORMATION

Olux-E
(O-lux-E)
(clobetasol propionate) Foam

IMPORTANT: For skin use only. Do not get Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

Read the Patient Information that comes with Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your condition or treatment.

What is Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?

Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam is a prescription corticosteroid medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat adults and children 12 years and older with certain skin conditions that cause red, flaky, and itchy skin.

Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam should not be used:

  • on your face, underarms, or groin area
  • if you have skin thinning (atrophy) at the treatment area

You should not use Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam for longer than 2 weeks in a row.

You should not use more than 50 grams or 21 capfuls of Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam in 1 week.

What should I tell my doctor before using Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?

Before you use Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam, tell you doctor if you:

  • have had irritation or other skin reaction to a steroid medicine in the past
  • have a skin infection. You may need medicine to treat the skin infection before using Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam.
  • have diabetes
  • have adrenal gland problems
  • have liver problems
  • plan to have surgery
  • have any other medical condition
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam passes into your breast milk.

Do not apply Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam to your chest area if you are breastfeeding a baby. This will help to prevent the baby from accidentally getting Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam into their mouth.

Tell your doctor about all the medicine you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take other corticosteroid medicines by mouth or use other products on your skin that contain corticosteroids. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I use Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?

  • See “What is Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?”
  • Use Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam exactly as your doctor tells you to use it. See the “Instructions for applying Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam”.
  • This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
  • Apply Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam 2 times each day, one time in the morning and one time at night, or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not bandage or cover your treated area unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Do not use Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam for longer than 2 weeks in a row.
  • Talk to your doctor if your skin does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment with Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam.
  • See your doctor regularly to check your symptoms and side effects while taking Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam.
  • Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam is flammable. Avoid heat, flame, or smoking during and right after using Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam.

Instructions for applying Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam

1. Before applying OLUX-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam for the first time, break the tiny plastic piece at the base of the can's rim by gently pushing back (away from the piece) on the nozzle. See Figure A.

Figure A: Break tiny plastic piece on Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam can nozzle.

Break tiny plastic piece on Olux-E Foam can nozzle - Illustration

2. Shake the Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam can before use.

Figure B: Shake Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam can.

Shake Olux-E Foam can - Illustration

3. Turn the Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam can upside down and press the nozzle. See Figure C.

Figure C: Turn Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam can upside down and press nozzle.

Turn Olux-E Foam can upside down and press nozzle - Illustration

4. Dispense a small amount of Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam into the palm of your hand. See Figure D.

Figure D: Dispense Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam into hand.

Dispense Olux-E Foam into hand - Illustration

5. Use enough Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam to cover the affected area with a thin layer. Gently rub the foam into affected area until it disappears into the skin.

Figure E: Cover affected area with thin layer of Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam. Rub foam gently into affected skin.

Cover affected area with thin layer of Olux-E Foam - Illustration

6. Avoid getting Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam in or near your mouth, eyes, or vagina; if contact happens, rinse well with water. Wash your hands well after applying Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam (excluding affected areas of hands).

What should I avoid while using Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?

Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam is flammable. Avoid heat, flame, or smoking during and right after you apply it to your skin.

If you are taking other corticosteroid medicines, either by mouth or injection, your doctor may advise you to stop taking them once you begin using Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam.

What are the possible side effects of Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?

Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Symptoms of a disorder where the adrenal gland does not make enough of certain hormones (adrenal insufficiency) during treatment or after stopping treatment. Your doctor may do blood tests to check you for adrenal insufficiency while you are using Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam. Tell your doctor if you have any of these persistent symptoms of adrenal insufficiency:

  • tiredness that worsens and does not go away
  • muscle weakness
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • dizziness or fainting
  • irritability and depression
  • weight loss

  • Cushing's syndrome, when the body is exposed to too much of the hormone cortisol. Your doctor may do tests to check for this. Symptoms can include:

  • weight gain, especially around your upper back and midsection
  • tiredness and muscle weakness
  • roundness of your face (moon face)
  • slow healing of cuts, insect bites and infections
  • depression, anxiety and irritability
  • new or worsening high blood pressure

  • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes mellitus that has not been diagnosed can happen with treatment. Your doctor may do tests to check you for this.
  • skin problems, including reactions where the medicine is applied, skin infections, and allergic reactions (allergic contact dermatitis). Tell your doctor if you get any new skin problems.
  • effects on growth and weight in children.

The most common side effects of Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam include:

  • thinning of skin
  • burning
  • redness
  • itching
  • dryness

Tell your doctor if you have any reaction on your treated skin such as pain, tenderness, swelling, or healing problems.

These are not all the side effects of Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch, or to Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. at 1-888-784-3335 (1-888-STIEFEL).

How should I store Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam?

  • Store the Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam is flammable. Keep the can away from fire and heat.
  • Do not pierce or burn the Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam can. Never throw the can into a fire, even if the can is empty.

Keep Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in Patient Information leaflets. Do not use Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam to other people, even if they have the same condition that you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Olux-E (clobetasol propionate foam) Foam that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in Olux-E Foam?

Active ingredient: clobetasol propionate, USP, 0.05%

Inactive Ingredients: anhydrous citric acid, cetyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, isopropyl myristate, light mineral oil, polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether, potassium citrate monohydrate, propylene glycol, purified water, sorbitan monolaurate, white petrolatum, and phenoxyethanol as a preservative, pressurized with a hydrocarbon (propane/butane) propellant.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/16/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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