Clobetasol (Temovate) 

Category:

  • Topical Agent

Description:

  • Corticosteroid (high potency)

Indications:

  • Psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis

  • Pruritis (usually reserved for severe dermatoses that have not responded to less potent formulation)

  • Off-lable use for vulvar lichen sclerosis

Contraindications:

  • Fungal infections, use on face, groin, or axilla

Precautions:

  • Pregnancy category C

  • Viral infections

  • Bacterial infections

  • Children

    • Prolonged use

Adverse Reactions (Side Effects):

  • METAB: potential for systemic absorption and reversible HPA axis suppession

  • SKIN: acne, allergic contact dermatitis, atrophy, burning, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, irritation, itching, miliaria, perioral dermatitis, secondary infection, striae

Dosage:

Administered topically

  • Adult and Child: 

    • TOP apply to affected area 2 times daily

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