DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Clobetasol is a strong corticosteroid, used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as dermatitis, allergies, rashes and eczema.
Clobetasol is a popular medicine that is generally prescribed in the treatment of the patients with skin diseases in order to reduce the itching, redness and swelling of the affected parts of the body. Clobetasol is meant only for external use. Patients should not allow the medication to get into their eyes, nose and mouth. Patients should also avoid putting dressings, other skin medications or bandages on the area which is treated with Clobetasol Pharmaniaga.
Before beginning the treatment with Clobetasol the patients should inform their doctor or personal healthcare provider if they are allergic to any of this drug's components or to any other corticosteroids such as Prednisone or hydrocortisone. Patients should also tell the doctor if they have other allergies. Before using Clobetasol patients must tell their PD about their medical history, especially if they have immune system problems, poor blood circulation or other skin conditions such as dermatitis. In very rare cases this medicine might be absorbed into the bloodstream and this condition will require treatment also based on corticosteroids. This may happen in children who are using it or in the case of individuals who have been using it for long periods of time. Pregnant women should not use Clobetasol Pharmaniaga, unless it is clearly needed; however, they should discuss with their personal healthcare provider the benefits and risks of such a treatment.
Clobetasol intake guidelines
Patients should use Clobetasol only on the skin and not on the groin, underarms, face, unless their doctor or personal healthcare provider advises them to do so. You should wash and dry your hands very well and thoroughly clean the affected area before applying Clobetasol Pharmaniaga. This medicine should be applied in a thin film to the affected area and then rubbed. This process should be done by patients two times a day, except the cases when the doctor has prescribed them other instructions. When the patients must apply this medicine near the eyes, they should be extra careful not to put it in their eyes because this can lead to a medical condition known as glaucoma.
Clobetasol should be applied directly on the affected skin areas at least twice a day. The treatment should not last longer than four weeks, as this medicine contains a very strong topical corticosteroid. Usually the dose should not be more than 50g a week.
You should not use a medicine which looks discolored or that contains any sort of particle. Do not stop your treatment with Clobetasol without your physician's approval, even if you feel that your condition has not improved at all. If you feel that your treatment with this medicine is not working properly, you should alert your personal health care provider.
In most of the cases that involve an overdose of Clobetasol Pharmaniaga, the medicine is absorbed in an abnormally high amount in the patient's blood stream; this can lead to systemic effects. The systemic absorption usually cases reversible adrenal suppression which may eventually lead to an insufficiency of corticosteroids in the organism. In other cases the patients may experience symptoms of Cushing's syndrome, glucosuria and even hyperglycemia which are also due to the systemic absorption.
Clobetasol missed dose
It is important to try to take each of your scheduled doses of Clobetasol at their due time. However, if you happen to miss taking one of your prescribed doses of this product you should use it as soon as you recall. If it is already time for another dose, we advise you to forget about the one that you have missed and to proceed with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply double doses of Clobetasol without your personal physician's approval.
Clobetasol side effects
The most common side effects that patients who are under treatment with Clobetasol may experience are the following: burning, stinging, dryness, redness, itching, and so on. These side effects usually appear when the product is applied to the skin for the first time, but they should pass in a few days; in case these side effects do not go away the patients should contact their pharmacist or personal healthcare provider.
Individuals should alert their doctor or health care specialist if they develop any of the following side effects: stretch marks, acne, hair bumps, skin thinning, skin discoloration, extreme hair growth and unwanted hair growth. Patients should also inform their doctor if the redness, irritation and swelling do not improve. Serious allergic reactions are very rare in patients who are using Clobetasol Pharmaniaga, but in case the patients experience rash, swelling, itching, breathing problems, severe dizziness, they should inform their physician as quickly as they can. This is not a complete list with the side effects that the intake of this medicine can lead to; this is why it is very important to discuss with your doctor in the case in which you develop other symptoms than those listed above.
Clobetasol drug reactions
Generally it is improbable for Clobetasol to interact with other drugs. However, it is well known that many drugs harmfully interact among each other and this is why it is very important to inform your doctor about all the other medicines that you are taking during your therapy with this drug (including vitamins, minerals, over-the-counter medications or herbal products). It is also important to not start taking a new drug without consulting with your personal healthcare provider.
Clobetasol pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Clobetasol available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Clobetasol destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Clobetasol Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Clobetasol pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Clobetasol?
Depending on the reaction of the Clobetasol after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Clobetasol not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Clobetasol addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
Reviewsdrugs.com conducted a study on Clobetasol, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Clobetasol consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
Two visitors reported usefulHow is the drug Clobetasol useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sdrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitor reported side effectsNo survey data has been collected yet
One visitor reported price estimatesWhat is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sdrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Clobetasol is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitor reported frequency of useNo survey data has been collected yet
Three visitors reported dosesWhat is the dose of Clobetasol drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 11-50mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
One visitor reported time for resultsWhat is the time duration Clobetasol drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 weeks to notice the result from using Clobetasol drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Clobetasol need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitor reported administrationNo survey data has been collected yet
Two visitors reported age
The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology