What is clobetasol propionate topical solution used for?Chemical Name: CLOBETASOL (kloe-BAY-ta-sol)
Clobetasol Solution (Generic)
Clobetasol 0.05% solution belongs to the group of synthetic corticosteroids. Clobetasol solution is used in the treatment of dermatological conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and immunosuppressive effects. All these effects are very effective in the treatment of scalp and skin conditions like rashes, dermatitis, or psoriasis. It reduces the symptoms of swelling, itching, and redness associated with skin conditions. Clobetasol solution is strictly a prescription drug, and it is marketed under its generic name.
Being a dermatological preparation, it is easily absorbed through the skin especially when skin is inflamed or irritated. Clobetasol propionate solution is indicated for short-term topical treatment for pruritic and inflammatory conditions.
Clobetasol solution can be purchased on your doctor’s prescription. It is easily available at Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient is Clobetasol propionate 0.05%.
Clobetasol solution must only be used as directed by your doctor. This drug is meant for topical use only. But it is recommended that it must not be used on the skin of the face, groin or underarms unless advised by your doctor.
Always wash your hands before applying the Clobetasol solution. Be careful and apply only the prescribed amount to the affected area. Gently rub in the solution. Do not bandage or cover the affected area. Rinse the solution with a lot of water if it gets in the eyes, nose or mouth.
Do not increase or alter the dose. Do not use the solution for more than 2 weeks or apply more than 50 milliliters of Clobetasol solution in a given week unless directed by your physician. Always wash your hands after applying the solution to prevent transfer to others.
Before starting your treatment with Clobetasol solution, you must consult your doctor regarding the following conditions.
- Allergy to steroids
- Immune system problems
- Other skin or scalp conditions
- Geriatric patients
- Pediatric patients
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
The doctor must be notified if any of the underlying side effects of Clobetasol develop.
- Burning, stinging on the applied area
- Itching, irritation in the applied area
- Dry and cracking skin, redness after application
- Stretch marks
- Skin thinning or discoloration of treated skin
- Excessive hair growth
- Folliculitis (swollen hair follicles)
- Temporary hair loss
- Spider veins
Product Code: 1418
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.