What is Clobetasol? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects

What is Clobetasol? Full information, usage, benefits and side effects


Clobetasol is a powerful corticosteroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body. Clobetasol belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. Activates the skin's natural substances to reduce swelling, redness and itching.


Clobetasol topical for skin is used to treat inflammation and itching caused by psoriasis vulgaris and skin conditions that respond to corticosteroid medications.

Available as creams, gels, ointments, lotions, solutions, foams, or sprays.


Clobetasol topical is available as creams, gels, ointments, lotions, foams, and sprays for use on the skin and as foams, sprays, solutions (liquids), and shampoos for use on the scalp. Clobetasol creams, gels, ointments, lotions, foams, solutions and sprays are typically applied twice daily. Clobetasol shampoo is typically used once a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Use topical clobetasol as directed. Do not use more or less often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not apply to other parts of the body or use to treat other skin conditions unless directed by your doctor.

Side Effects:

Some common side effects are:

  • itching, irritation, redness or dryness of the skin
  • Acne
  • small red bumps or rash around the mouth
  • small white or red bumps on the skin
  • bruises and shiny skin

Some side effects can be serious:

  • severe rash
  • skin wound
  • Changes in the way fat is distributed in the body
  • rapid weight gain
  • unusual fatigue
  • muscle weakness
  • depression and irritability


Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.

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