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Clobetasol propionate topical
CLOBETASOL FOAM - TOPICAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CLOBETASOL FOAM - TOPICAL

(kloh-BAY-tuh-sall)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Olux

Uses

Clobetasol is a corticosteroid used to treat swelling, redness, and itching in certain scalp conditions (e.g., psoriasis).

How To Use

Apply this medication topically to the scalp usually twice daily in the morning and evening; or use as directed by your doctor. Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about any of the information. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer than two weeks in a row. Doing so could increase your chance of side effects. Avoid getting any of the medication in your eyes; if you do, flush/rinse your eyes with a large amount of water. This medication contains ingredients that could easily start on fire (flammable). Avoid smoking, being around open flames (e.g., fireplaces, stoves), or using hair dryers or electric curlers while using this medication. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do by your doctor. Learn how to store the medication and discard the empty container safely. Do not puncture or burn the container. Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects

Burning, stinging, itching, or irritation of the skin and/or scalp may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: rash, acne-like eruptions, cracked skin. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: vision problems, headache, increased thirst or urination, unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea, dizziness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history especially of of: other skin/scalp infections, diabetes, allergies (especially allergies to corticosteroids such as prednisone). Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this drug for an extended period of time and if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries, or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: other skin/scalp medications, corticosteroid (e.g., prednisone). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include vision problems, headache, increased thirst or urination, unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea, or dizziness.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. Inform all your doctors you use, or have used, this medication. Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., cortisol tests) may be performed to monitor your progress.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 36 and 86 degrees F (2 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).