||Clobetasol propionate ointment
|Typical Brand Names:
||Clobevate, Cormax, Embeline E, Olux, Temovate, Temovate Emollient
Topical corticosteroids(kor-ti-ko-STER-oyds)are used to help relieve redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of many skin problems. These medicines are like cortisone. They belong to the general family of medicines called steroids.
|Temovate (generic) 0.05% - 1 x 45 gm Tube
|Temovate 0.05% - 1 x 30 gm Tube
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Temovate Directions To Use
TEMOVATE Cream is a super-high potency corticosteroid formulation indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Treatment beyond 2 consecutive weeks is not recommended, and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g/week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Use in pediatric patients under 12 years of age is not recommended.
TEMOVATE Cream is super-high potency topical corticosteroids; therefore, treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks and amounts greater than 50 g/week should not be used.
As with other highly active corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control has been achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary.
TEMOVATE Cream should not be used with occlusive dressings.
Geriatric Use: In studies where geriatric patients (65 years of age or older, see PRECAUTIONS) have been treated with TEMOVATE Cream, safety did not differ from that in younger patients; therefore, no dosage adjustment is recommended.
As with other highly active corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control has been achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.
Temovate Warnings and Side Effects
Return to your doctor if the condition does not improve or if it gets worse. Temovate topical alone will not treat the condition if it is an infection. Temovate topical is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Temovate topical will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. If it is necessary to use Temovate during pregnancy, the smallest amount possible should be applied, for the shortest time necessary to treat the condition, under the supervision of a doctor. It is not known whether Temovate passes into breast milk. Do not use Temovate topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
No serious systemic side effects are expected unless a large amount of Temovate topical is used for a long period of time. If the drug is being absorbed by the body, you may experience blurred vision, halos around lights, an irregular heartbeat, insomnia, mood changes, weight gain, or fatigue. If you experience any of these or other unusual side effects, notify your doctor. Less serious side effects are more likely to occur. You may experience some redness, blistering, burning, itching, or peeling. Continue to use Temovate topical and talk to your doctor about any side effects. Other local side effects may also occur, especially with prolonged use of Temovate topical. These may include thinning of the skin, prolonged redness, and stretch marks. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Temovate Missed Dose
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
When absorbed into the bloodstream over a prolonged period, Temovate can cause disorders such as Cushing's syndrome. If you suspect an overdose of Temovate, seek medical attention immediately.
Temovate More Information
Do not use plastic bandages, dressings, or diapers that do not allow air to circulate to the area unless your doctor directs you to do so. The use of occlusive dressings can greatly increase the amount of drug the body absorbs. If you do use an occlusive dressing, do not use it for more than 12 hours a day. Do not use other topical products on the treated area, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.