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What is Clobetasol Propionate?

Clobetasol Propionate Gel is used for Inflammatory skin conditions, Itching and other conditions. Clobetasol Propionate Gel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Clobetasol Propionate Gel contains Clobetasol Propionate as an active ingredient.
Clobetasol Propionate Gel works by reducing certain immune responses to reduce redness and itching of the skin.
Detailed information related to Clobetasol Propionate Gel's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Clobetasol Propionate Gel Uses

Clobetasol Propionate Gel is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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Clobetasol Propionate Gel Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Clobetasol Propionate Gel improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Composition and Active Ingredients

Clobetasol Propionate Gel is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Clobetasol Propionate Gel. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Irritation
  • Stinging i dryness at the application site
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Do not use this medicine for diaper rash
  • May interefere with doping tests and sports performance testing
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Professional athletes should consult specialist before use
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Clobetasol Propionate Gel. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Clobetasol Propionate Gel. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Where to Buy Clobetasol Propionate Gel

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Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Clobetasol Propionate Gel may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Clobetasol Propionate Gel may interact with the following drugs and products:
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Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Clobetasol Propionate Gel is a contraindication. In addition, Clobetasol Propionate Gel should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Clobetasol Propionate Gel safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Clobetasol Propionate Gel safe while breastfeeding?
    Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Clobetasol Propionate Gel medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Clobetasol Propionate Gel. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Clobetasol Propionate Gel

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 1, 2, 3, 4

Overdosage of Clobetasol Propionate Gel

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Clobetasol Propionate Gel, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 5, 6, 7

Storage of Clobetasol Propionate Gel

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Clobetasol Propionate Gel.
References: 8, 9, 10, 11

Expired Clobetasol Propionate Gel

  • Taking a single dose of expired Clobetasol Propionate Gel is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 12, 13

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Packages and Strengths

Clobetasol Propionate Gel is available in the following packages and strengths
Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Packages: 0.05%

Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Manufacturers

The medicine is manufactured by the following companies
  • Fougera Pharms
  • Perrigo
  • Taro

Clobetasol Propionate Gel - Demographic Information

References

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  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. Put your medicines up and away and out of sight - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  9. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. The quick scoop: medicines and your family: safely storing and disposing of medicines - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  10. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. How to dispose of unused medications - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. World Health Organization: Information sheet: Pharmaceuticals in drinking-water - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  12. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  13. Harvard Medical School (2016). Drug Expiration Dates - Do They Mean Anything? - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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