Clobevate Oint 0.05% 20gm is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Clobetasol reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.
Clobetasol propionate is a corticosteroid used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. It is applied to the skin as a cream, ointment, or shampoo.Use should be short term and only if other weaker corticosteroids are not effective.Use is not recommended in rosacea or perioral dermatitis
propionate was patented in 1968 and came into medical use in 1978.It is available as a generic medication.In 2017, it was the 209th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than two million prescriptions.
Clobetasol propionate is used cosmetically by dark-skinned women for skin whitening, although this use is controversial. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved it for that purpose, and sales without a prescription are illegal in the U.S. Nonetheless, skin-whitening creams containing this ingredient can sometimes be found in ethnic beauty supply stores in New York City and on the internet. It is also sold internationally, and does not require a prescription in some countries. Whitening creams with clobetasol propionate, such as Hyprogel, can make skin thin and easily bruised, with visible capillaries, and acne. It can also lead to hypertension, elevated blood sugar, suppression of the body’s natural steroids, and stretch marks, which may be permanent.
Clobevate is used in the treatment of psoriasis (skin disease characterized by marked redness and itchy patches), intractable eczema (skin disease) and other inflammatory skin conditions.
This medicine’s side effects include burning, itching, irritation, erythema (redness of the skin), folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles), dryness, hypo-pigmentation, numbness of fingers, stinging and cracking of the skin, skin atrophy (thinning of the skin), malaria, telangiectasia (a condition where tiny blood vessels widen), acne, hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth) and hypersensitivity. Hypersensitivity reactions include contact dermatitis (inflammation of skin), in which case the medicine must be discontinued.
When Not To Use
This medicine’s use is prohibited in monotherapy of bacterial infections of the skin, untreated fungal, viral, or parasitic infections, on burns or acne, inflammation or infections around the mouth, skin around the genital area and axilla. This medicine is also contraindicated in plaque psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), perianal or genital itchiness and itchiness without inflammation.