Clobesol review

Clobesol is a medicament used for the treatment of various skin disorders such as eczema. It is available in ointment as well as emollient cream.

Clobesol, which has a generic name of clobetasol propionate, is recommended for use among adults and children below 12 years of age. Clobesol is anti-inflammatory and antipruritic. It is recommended for those suffering from various skin disorders like eczema, rashes, allergies, and dermatitis. It reduces the skin edema, redness, and itching that come with these skin disorders.

Clobesol is usually applied to the skin twice a day. However, a physician can increase the dose according to the severity of the disorder. The medicament should be used only to the skin. It should never be applied to the face, underarms, or groin unless instructed by a physician.

Patients should first wash and dry their hands before using Clobesol. The affected area should then be cleaned and dried. The area should not be covered or bandage unless instructed by a physician.

After applying Clobesol, patients should immediately wash their hands. In case the medicament is accidentally applied to the eyes, mouth, or nose, immediately rinse the area with lots of water.

Clobesol should not be used for more than 2 weeks. The dose should be kept under 50 grams a week.

In case the conditions continue, patients should immediately consult their physician.

Clobesol can result in some side effects, so patients should inform their doctor in the event that they notice them. Some of the side effects that may result from use of Clobesol include a burning, itching, or stinging sensation at the area being treated. Usually these conditions should improve after a few days once the body becomes used to the medicament. However when the conditions persist, patients should talk to a doctor as soon as possible. Most of the time, patients using Clobesol do not experience these side effects, so the chances of a person experiencing these conditions are quite low.

Some of the more serious side effects include discoloration of the skin, acne, stretch marks, unwanted growing of hair, and folliculitis or hair growth.

It is also very rare that a person develops allergy to this medicament. However patients are advised to get immediate medical help in case they notice symptoms of allergic reaction such as rashes, skin edema, itching, severe dizziness, and difficulties in breathing.

Before agreeing to use Clobesol, patients should tell their doctors any history of allergy to corticosteroids like prednisone or if they are allergic to any medicament. Patients should also inform their doctor of their medical history particularly if they have problems in blood circulation and immune system, as well as skin disorders like rosacea.

Clobesol should not be used on a sore or infected area.

There is also a possibility-albeit very low-that Clobesol can enter the bloodstream. It can lead to undesirable results requiring corticosteroid treatment. This may happen to children or those who use the medicament for an extended period of time. Some of the symptoms that may arise as a result include vision problems, unexplained weight loss, and persistent headache.

Clobesol has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of clobesol

• Molecular formula of clobesol is C25H32ClFO5
• Chemical IUPAC Name is [17-(2-chloroacetyl)-9-fluoro-11-hydroxy-10,13,16-trimethyl-3-oxo-6,7,8,11,12,14,15,16-octahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-yl] propanoate
• Molecular weight is 466.97 g/mol
Clobesol available : 0.05% cream 15gm tube, 0.05% cream 30gm tube, 0.05% cream 45gm tube, 0.05% cream 60gm tube, 0.05% gel 15gm tube, 0.05% gel 30gm tube, 0.05% gel 60gm tube, 0.05% ointment 15gm tube, 0.05% ointment 30gm tube, 0.05% ointment 45gm tube, 0.05% ointment 60gm tube, 0.05% solution 50ml bottle

Generic name: Clobetasol

Brand name(s): Clobex, Cormax, Dermovate, Embeline, Luxiq, Olux, Temovate

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