Temovate Scalp Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 5/24/2022
Temovate Scalp Side Effects Center

What Is Temovate Scalp?

Temovate (clobetasol propionate) Scalp Application, 0.05% is a topical steroid used to treat inflammation and itching caused by skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Temovate Scalp Application is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Temovate Scalp?

Common side effects of Temovate Scalp Application include

  • mild skin rash,
  • itchy skin,
  • burning/stinging or redness,
  • dry or cracking skin,
  • thinning or softening of your skin,
  • swollen hair follicles,
  • temporary hair loss,
  • spider veins,
  • changes in the color of treated skin,
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth,
  • blisters,
  • pimples,
  • crusting of treated skin, and
  • stretch marks.

Dosage for Temovate Scalp

Temovate should be applied in a twice-daily dose for no more than two consecutive weeks. Do not exceed 50 mL of Temovate in a single week. Do not cover treated area of skin unless directed to do so by your doctor. Talk to your doctor before giving Temovate to a child. Prolonged topical steroid use in children can cause a delay in growth.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Temovate Scalp?

Temovate may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications you use.

Temovate Scalp During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Do not use Temovate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Temovate (clobetasol propionate) Scalp Application, 0.05% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain in your face and shoulders, slow wound healing, skin discoloration, thinning skin, increased body hair, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, itching, swelling, or irritation of treated skin;
  • dry or cracking skin;
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
  • spider veins;
  • stretch marks, thinning skin;
  • rash or hives;
  • acne; or
  • temporary hair loss.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Temovate Scalp (Clobetasol Propionate Scalp Application)


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TEMOVATE Scalp (clobetasol propionate scalp application) Application is generally well tolerated when used for 2-week treatment periods.

The most frequent adverse events reported for TEMOVATE Scalp (clobetasol propionate scalp application) Application have been local and have included burning and/or stinging sensation, which occurred in 29 of 294 patients; scalp pustules, which occurred in 3 of 294 patients; and tingling and folliculitis, each of which occurred in 2 of 294 patients. Less frequent adverse events were itching and tightness of the scalp, dermatitis, tenderness, headache, hair loss, and eye irritation, each of which occurred in 1 of 294 patients.

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently when topical corticosteroids are used as recommended. These reactions are listed in an approximately decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria. Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible HPA axis suppression, manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria in some patients. In rare instances, treatment (or withdrawal of treatment) of psoriasis with corticosteroids is thought to have exacerbated the disease or provoked the pustular form of the disease, so careful patient supervision is recommended.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Temovate Scalp (Clobetasol Propionate Scalp Application)

© Temovate Scalp Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Temovate Scalp Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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