Temovate vs. Celestone

Are Temovate and Celestone the Same Thing?

Temovate (clobetasol propionate) and Celestone (betamethasone) are corticosteroids used to treat different conditions.

Temovate is a topical (for the skin) medication used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Celestone is used to prevent inflammation and to treat conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, breathing disorders and more.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Temovate?

Common side effects of Temovate include:

  • burning,
  • stinging,
  • itching,
  • dryness,
  • redness, or
  • rash at the application site when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to Temovate.

Other side effects of Temovate include:

  • dry or cracking skin,
  • thinning or softening of your skin,
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth,
  • swollen hair follicles,
  • temporary hair loss,
  • spider veins,
  • changes in color of treated skin,
  • blisters,
  • pimples,
  • acne,
  • crusting of treated skin,
  • extreme/unwanted hair growth,
  • "hair bumps" (folliculitis), or
  • stretch marks.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Celestone?

Common side effects of Celestone include:

What Is Temovate?

Temovate (clobetasol propionate) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

What Is Celestone?

Celestone (betamethasone) is corticosteroid used to prevent inflammation and to treat conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, breathing disorders and more. Celestone is available in generic form.

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What Drugs Interact With Temovate?

Temovate may interact with corticosteroids taken by mouth or drugs that lower the immune system. Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking.

What Drugs Interact With Celestone?

Tell your doctor if you are taking medications such as aspirin, diuretics blood thinners, seizure medicine or insulin as these and other medications can interact with betamethasone. Betamethasone and other steroid medication can weaken your immune system. Alcohol consumption should also be avoided.

How Should Temovate Be Taken?

Temovate Cream or Ointment is applied topically (on the skin) to the affected areas twice daily. Treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks and amounts greater than 50 g/week should not be used.

How Should Celestone Be Taken?

Dosage of betamethasone may vary from 0.6 mg to 7.2 mg per day depending on the condition being treated.

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References

DailyMed. Temovate Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=acecf5ab-dd5e-4046-ab47-b9ff415d4b2b
DailyMed. Celestone Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=7b1100ef-b9b5-5802-e053-2991aa0a536a

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