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Clobetasol Propionate 

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion is an FDA-approved corticosteroid used to treat scalp and skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and rash. It contains clobetasol propionate, which reduces redness and suppresses swelling and itching by inhibiting inflammatory mediators. It is available as foam and lotion with a strength of 0.5%. It is not recommended for use in children under 12 and individuals with a primary infection on the scalp. For personalized guidance on how to take this medication for safe and efficient use, consult your doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare provider. You can buy Clobetasol Scalp Lotion online from Canada to ensure the authenticity of the medication. 

Product Overview

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion contains the potent corticosteroid clobetasol propionate, known for its efficacy in treating inflammatory scalp & skin conditions such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and rash. This medication suppresses inflammation and reduces redness, swelling, and itching by inhibiting inflammatory mediators.

Available in lotion and scalp foam forms, both with a strength of 0.5%, Clobetasol Scalp Lotion 0.05% is recommended for adult use, applied twice daily to affected areas. It is not recommended for children under 12, as its safety and efficacy have not been established in this age group.

Potential side effects include burning, irritation, dryness, and more severe reactions like skin thinning and hormonal imbalances. It is crucial to follow medical advice strictly to minimize risks. Precautions include not applying on damaged skin or alongside other topical corticosteroids to avoid adverse effects. If a dose is missed, it should be applied as soon as remembered or skipped if close to the next scheduled dose. Overdose is unlikely to cause severe issues unless ingested; however, emergency medical attention should be sought in such scenarios. Store Clobetasol Scalp Lotion in its original container at room temperature, away from moisture and direct sunlight. For disposal, consult with a healthcare professional or local disposal authorities to ensure safety. Always consult a licensed healthcare professional for customized advice, guidance, and adjustments to treatment.

Uses of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion

It is used to treat:

  • Certain scalp and skin conditions, including dermatitis, psoriasis, and rash.

How to Use Clobetasol Scalp Lotion?

Dosage

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion is available in the following forms and strengths: 

Form 1: Lotion 

Strength: 0.5%

Form 2: Scalp Foam 

Strength: 0.5%

Recommended Dosage for Clobetasol Scalp Lotion

For itching, redness, and swelling of the skin

  • Adults- Apply to the affected area twice per day.
  • Children- The safety and efficacy of the medication are not established for use in children, so its use is not recommended in pediatric patients. 

For scalp problems

  • Adults- Apply to the affected area twice per day, with a gap of twelve hours between each dose.
  • Children between 12-17 years of age- Apply to the affected area twice daily.
  • Children less than 12 years of age- The safety & efficacy of the medication have not been established for use in children, so its use is not recommended in pediatric patients less than 12 years of age. 

[Note: Remember these recommendations may vary depending on person to person. Discuss it with your doctor, and they’ll customize your dosage accordingly.]

How to Take It?

  • Before using this medication, carefully read and follow the instructions for use given in the patient information leaflet for safe and efficient use.
  • Use this medication on the scalp and skin exactly as directed by your doctor. 
  • Do not use the medication longer, increase your dosage, or use it in more quantities than suggested by your healthcare provider, as it can lead to skin irritation or unwelcome side effects. 
  • You should not apply more than 50 ml of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion 0.05% at once unless directed to do so by your doctor, as it can cause your risk of unwanted side effects. 
  • You should not use the lotion on your face, underarms, groin, or skin thinning unless directed to do so by your doctor. 
  • Properly wash and dry your hands before and after applying the lotion.
  • Shake the lotion well before use. 
  • Apply a thin layer of the prescribed amount of lotion to the affected area and gently massage. 
  • Do not cover, wrap, or bandage the area unless instructed to do so by your doctor. 
  • Protect the skin from clothing, water, or anything that causes rubbing until the medication has been dried. 
  • After applying the lotion, you should properly wash your hands unless you are applying it to treat the skin of your hands.
  • If you are using this medication near your eyes, avoid applying lotion near the eyes as it may cause or worsen current glaucoma.  
  • Do not apply the medication near your mouth, vagina, eyes, or nose. If you accidentally get it near your eyes, mouth, or nose, rinse it with lots of water. 
  • You should not use the lotion where your skin is damaged or has cuts, burns, and scars. If you accidentally apply the lotion on such areas, rinse it off immediately with plenty of water. 
  • Use this medication for the full prescribed duration to help clear up your scalp and skin problems completely. Avoid missing doses.  
  • You should use this medication only for the condition being treated. Consult your doctor before taking it for other infections or conditions, especially if you suspect a skin infection. 
  • You should not use this lotion for certain skin conditions and infections, such as severe burns. 
  • Let your doctor know if your condition does not improve or worsens after 14 days. 

[Note: Your doctor will decide the right amount for you based on your condition, following guidelines and studies on the drug. They’ll adjust it as needed over time.]

How Does Clobetasol Scalp Lotion Work?

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion works by suppressing inflammation in the skin. It is a high-potency corticosteroid that reduces swelling, redness, and itching by inhibiting the release of inflammatory mediators. Specifically, it blocks the production of cytokines, which play a pivotal role in inflammation. Clobetasol also helps restore the skin barrier, promotes normal skin cell turnover, and reduces abnormal cell growth. This leads to improved skin function and reduced symptoms. When applied topically to the scalp, it is absorbed into the skin layers and acts directly at the site of inflammation.

Important Safety Information

Side Effects

Common side effects of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion may include:

  • Burning
  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Stinging

Mild side effects of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion may include:

  • Acne-like bumps
  • Changes in skin color
  • Dry skin
  • Heat rash
  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Skin irritation

Adverse side effects of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion may include:

  • Acne
  • Discoloration
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression
  • Skin thinning
  • Severe allergic reactions. Symptoms may include:
    • Inflammation in the tongue, face, and throat
    • Itching 
    • Rash 
    • Severe dizziness
    • Trouble breathing 
  • Small red bumps on the skin
  • Stretch marks

[Note: This list may not cover all possible side effects. Always consult with your healthcare giver for medical advice about side effects.]

Warnings

  • If your body absorbs topical steroids in large quantities through the skin, it can affect your body’s ability to produce stress hormones and affect many functions of the body. The risk is higher if you use Clobetasol for a long time or apply the medication in large amounts. 
  • Unless instructed otherwise, you should only use this medication for up to two weeks. 
  • If you abruptly stop taking the medication after using it for a long time, you may experience TSW or topical steroid withdrawal. Its symptoms may include burning, itchy, or flaky skin. 
  • Using Clobetasol for a long period, in large quantities, or over large areas of the body can increase your blood sugar levels. If your blood glucose levels are not regulated, it can cause diabetes. 
  • If you have diabetes, your doctor will carefully monitor your blood glucose levels to ensure this medication is safe for you to use. 
  • This medication can reduce your body’s ability to fight skin infections. 
  • If you notice pain, inflammation, pus, or redness in the area where you apply Clobetasol, you should discontinue using it and tell your doctor immediately. 
  • Using a higher dose of the medication for longer than your doctor prescribes may lead to inflamed hair follicles, dry skin, irritation, burning, spider veins, rash, skin thinning, stretch marks, or changes in skin color. Some of these changes may be permanent. 

Precautions

  • Before taking Clobetasol, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, or any other allergies.  
  • Before using Clobetasol, share your complete medical history with your doctor, especially if you have the following conditions:
    • Diabetes 
    • Poor blood circulation 
    • Immune system problems 
    • Other skin/scalp conditions, including perioral dermatitis and rosacea
  • You should not use Clobetasol Scalp Lotion 0.05% if there is any soreness or infection in the area to be treated. 
  • In some cases, using corticosteroids for an extended period, in larger quantities or over large areas of skin, may make it tough for your body to respond to physical stress. 
  • Before having surgery or in case of a serious injury or illness, let your doctor, surgeon, or dentist know about all the medications you are using, including Clobetasol. This list also includes all prescription medication, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements you may be taking. 
  • This medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth and development when used for a long time. Visit your doctor regularly to check your child’s height. 
  • If you are pregnant, suspect pregnancy, or planning to become pregnant, let your doctor know at once. This medication should only be used in pregnancy when clearly required, and the benefits outweigh the risks associated with the use of the medication. 
  • It is not known if Clobetasol passes into the breastmilk, so it is best recommended to consult a licensed healthcare professional before breastfeeding. 
  • Your doctor will carefully monitor your or your child’s progress for any unwelcome side effects that this medication may cause. 
  • If you or your child’s condition does not improve within 14 days of using this medication or if it worsens, let your doctor know. 
  • Using this medication for longer or more than recommended may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems. The risk is greater in patients who are less than 18 years of age and who are using it for large amounts for a long time. 
  • Call your doctor immediately if you or your child have the following symptoms while using this medication:
    • Blurred vision 
    • Dizziness 
    • Increased urination or thirst
    • Irritability 
    • Loss of consciousness 
    • Rapid, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
    • Unusual tiredness or weakness 
  • Contact your doctor right away if you have changes in vision, such as difficulty reading, blurred vision, or halos around light during or after the treatment. You may be required to get your eyes checked by an eye doctor. 
  • Connect with your doctor immediately if you or your child have skin irritation, burning, rash, stinging, and swelling. 
  • You should not use Clobetasol Scalp Lotion with other topical corticosteroid medications, such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, or triamcinolone, as it may cause severe, unwanted side effects. 

Contraindications 

 Clobetasol Scalp Lotion is contraindicated for use in patients who have:

  • A known hypersensitivity to Clobetasol, other corticosteroids, or any ingredient present in the medication. 
  • Primary infection on the scalp 

Missed Dose

  • For the best results of the medication, you should maintain consistency in dosage and take it around the same time every day. 
  • If you missed a dose of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion, you should take it as soon as you remember. 
  • However, if it is almost time to take your next dose, you may omit the missed dose and continue taking your medication according to the regular dosing schedule. 
  • Do not take two doses of the same medication simultaneously. 
  • Do not take extra or double doses to compensate for the missed dose. 
  • To prevent missing doses in the future, you can set a reminder on your phone.  

[Note: If you have missed a medication dose and are unsure when to take the next one, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist.]

Overdose 

Taking Clobetasol Scalp Lotion is unlikely to cause serious side effects unless it is applied for long periods in large amounts. However, if someone has accidentally swallowed this medication, it may cause harm.in such cases, immediate emergency attention is required. If the person is experiencing unusual and bothersome symptoms, seek medical attention promptly. You can call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. 

[Note: If you consumed more than the recommended dose, get medical help immediately or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.]

Storage

  • Store Clobetasol Scalp Lotion in its original container tightly closed at a controlled room temperature away from excess heat, moisture, flame, smoke, and direct sunlight. 
  • Do not keep it in the bathroom. 
  • Do not refrigerate the lotion, and do not allow it to freeze. 
  • Keep all medications, including Clobetasol Scalp Lotion 0.05%, in a safe place, away from the sight and reach of children and pets. 
  • Do not keep medications that are outdated or no longer needed. 
  • Do not flush the medications unless instructed to do so. 
  • Do not throw the medication into the household garbage bin or pour it into the drain. 
  • Dispose of unwanted medications so that animals, children, and others don’t consume them. 
  • The best way to eliminate the unwanted medication is to give it in the medicine-take-back program. 
  • You can consult your pharmacist, healthcare provider and local waste disposal company to know how to dispose of any medicine you do not use. 

[Note: Discuss with your healthcare professional the proper disposal of unused medicine and any questions you may have regarding its storage.]

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion Interactions

The following drugs may interact with Clobetasol Scalp Lotion 0.05% and interfere with how it may work.

  • Aspirin
  • Auranofin
  • Bemiparin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cosyntropin
  • Desmopressin
  • Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate
  • Macimorelin
  • Nadroparin
  • Sargramostim
  • Somatrogon-ghla

[Note: This isn’t a complete list, and there could be other drugs that interact with Clobetasol Scalp Lotion. Tell your doctor about prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal products.]

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion Alternatives

[Note: Your doctor will choose what’s best for you. Don’t use any of these alternative medications without consulting your healthcare provider. Taking them by yourself may cause serious side effects.] 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the long-term effects of using Clobetasol Scalp Lotion for chronic scalp conditions?

Long-term use of Clobetasol Scalp Lotion can lead to several side effects, including skin thinning, HPA axis suppression, and potential hormonal imbalances. It is essential to follow a licensed healthcare professional’s guidance on duration and frequency of use to mitigate these risks. Regular monitoring and consultations can help manage any adverse effects effectively.

Can Clobetasol Scalp Lotion be used with other topical treatments for psoriasis and dermatitis?

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion is a potent corticosteroid, and its interaction with other topical treatments should be cautiously approached. Combining treatments without medical advice can raise the risk of side effects or reduce the safety & efficacy of the medications. Always take personalized guidance and advice from a licensed healthcare professional to determine your condition’s safest and most effective treatment regimen.

How does Clobetasol Scalp Lotion compare to other corticosteroids in treating severe scalp psoriasis?

Clobetasol Scalp Lotion is one of the most potent topical corticosteroids available and is highly effective in reducing inflammation and associated symptoms of severe scalp psoriasis. It is often used for cases where milder corticosteroids have been ineffective. However, due to its potency, it should be used under strict medical supervision to manage potential side effects.

What steps should be taken if Clobetasol Scalp Lotion does not improve scalp conditions as expected?

If there is no noticeable improvement in your scalp condition after the recommended treatment period with Clobetasol Scalp Lotion, it is important to revisit your healthcare provider. They may assess the need for alternative treatments, possible misdiagnosis, or additional therapies. Continuing or increasing the lotion without professional guidance is not advisable due to the risk of side effects.

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