What Clobetasol Propionate Lotion 0.05% is used for and how to use it
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Clobetasol Propionate Lotion 0.05% – Consumer Medicine Information

Manufacture: Actavis
Country: United States
Condition: Atopic Dermatitis, Dermatitis, Dermatological Disorders, Eczema, Lichen Planus, Lichen Sclerosus, Psoriasis
Class: Topical steroids
Form: Cream, gel, liniment or balm, lotion, ointment, etc
Ingredients: Clobetasol Propionate, Carbomer 940, Hypromellose, Mineral Oil, Polyoxyethylene Glycol 300 Isostearate, Polysorbate 80, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide

Important: For use on skin only. Do not get Clobetasol Propionate Lotion near or in your eyes, mouth or vagina.

Read the Patient Information that comes with Clobetasol Propionate Lotion before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment

What is Clobetasol Propionate Lotion?

Clobetasol Propionate Lotion is a prescription corticosteroid medicine used to reduce the swelling (inflammation) and itching caused by certain skin conditions called corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, including atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, in people 18 years of age and older. Clobetasol Propionate Lotion is for use on the skin only (topical).

  • Clobetasol Propionate Lotion should only be used for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your skin condition.
  • Clobetasol Propionate Lotion should not be used for more than 2 weeks in a row unless your doctor tells you to use it for a longer time.
  • You should not apply more than 50 mL (1.75 fluid ounces) of Clobetasol Propionate Lotion to your skin in 1 week.

You should not use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion:

  • on your face, underarms (armpits), or groin areas
  • if you have thinning of the skin (atrophy) at the treatment site
  • to treat rosacea or a rash around your mouth (perioral dermatitis)

Clobetasol Propionate Lotion should not be used in children under 18 years of age.

What should I tell my doctor before using Clobetasol Propionate Lotion?

Before you use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion, tell your doctor if you:

  • have a skin infection. You may need medicine to treat the skin infection before you use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion.
  • have any open sores or cuts on your skin
  • plan to have surgery
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Clobetasol Propionate Lotion can harm your unborn baby.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Clobetasol Propionate Lotion passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines 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. You should not use other products that contain corticosteroids while you are using Clobetasol Propionate Lotion. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

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

How should I use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion?

  • Use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
  • Your doctor should tell you how much Clobetasol Propionate Lotion to use and where to apply it.
  • Clobetasol Propionate Lotion is for skin use only (topical).
  • You should not use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion on your face, underarms or groin. Avoid getting Clobetasol Propionate Lotion in your eyes or on your lips.
  • Apply Clobetasol Propionate Lotion 2 times each day.
  • Apply only enough Clobetasol Propionate Lotion to cover your affected skin areas.

To apply Clobetasol Propionate Lotion:

  • Turn the bottle of Clobetasol Propionate Lotion upside down.
  • Apply Clobetasol Propionate Lotion onto your fingertips or directly on your affected skin area.
  • Rub Clobetasol Propionate Lotion into your affected skin area gently and completely.
  • Repeat these steps to apply Clobetasol Propionate Lotion to all affected skin areas as your doctor tells you.
  • Wash your hands after applying Clobetasol Propionate Lotion.
  • Do not bandage, cover or wrap your treated areas unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor if your skin condition is not getting better after using Clobetasol Propionate Lotion for 2 weeks in a row. Do not use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion for more than 2 weeks unless your doctor tells you to.

What are the possible side effects of Clobetasol Propionate Lotion?

Clobetasol Propionate Lotion can pass through your skin. Too much Clobetasol Propionate Lotion passing through your skin can cause your adrenal glands to stop working. Your doctor may do blood tests to check how well your adrenal glands are working.

The most common side effects of Clobetasol Propionate Lotion include:

  • burning, stinging, itching, redness, irritation and dry skin
  • thinning of the skin
  • widening of small blood vessels in the skin
  • skin discomfort at the site of application

If you go to another doctor for illness, injury or surgery tell your doctor that you are using Clobetasol Propionate Lotion.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Clobetasol Propionate Lotion. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

You may also report side effects to Actavis at 1-800-432-8534.

How should I store Clobetasol Propionate Lotion?

  • Store Clobetasol Propionate Lotion at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Do not freeze Clobetasol Propionate Lotion.

Keep Clobetasol Propionate Lotion and all medicines out of reach of children.

General information about Clobetasol Propionate Lotion.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Clobetasol Propionate Lotion for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Clobetasol Propionate Lotion to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about Clobetasol Propionate Lotion. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about Clobetasol Propionate Lotion that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in Clobetasol Propionate Lotion?

Active ingredient: clobetasol propionate, USP

Inactive ingredients: carbomer 940, hypromellose, mineral oil, polyoxyethylene glycol 300 isostearate, polysorbate 80, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium hydroxide.