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Clobex Shampoo is a prescription medication that contains clobetasol propionate, a high-potency topical steroid used to treat moderate to severe scalp psoriasis.
Clobex Shampoo works by reducing the inflammation and itching associated with psoriasis. Clobex Shampoo should be applied directly to the affected area of the scalp and left on for 15 minutes before being rinsed off.
Use and Dosage
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using clobetasol shampoo each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This shampoo should be used only on the scalp. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, and mouth. Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the affected area (for example, avoid using shower caps or bathing caps) unless directed by your doctor.
Apply a thin film of shampoo to your dry scalp by squeezing the bottle directly over the affected area as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Gently rub the shampoo into the affected area, leaving it on your scalp for 15 minutes. Wash your hands immediately after applying the shampoo. Then wet your scalp, lather, and rinse the shampoo off thoroughly. Also rinse any other body parts (such as hands, face, neck, and shoulders) that may have come in contact with the shampoo. The use of another non-medicated shampoo is not necessary to clean your hair, although it may be used if desired.
Do not apply this medication to your face, neck, groin, or underarms. Avoid using this medication close to the eyes or lips. Getting it in the eyes may worsen or cause glaucoma. If you get the shampoo in your eyes or on your lips, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water.
Do not use this medication more often or for a longer period than prescribed because the risk of side effects may be increased. Do not use more than 50 millilitres (1.75 ounces) of shampoo per week. Treatment with this medication should be limited to 4 weeks. If your condition does not improve within 4 weeks, contact your doctor.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to clobetasol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- Worsening of your skin condition
- Redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin
- Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
- High blood sugar – increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, or fruity breath odor
- Signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin – are weight gain in your face and shoulders, slow wound healing, skin discoloration, thinning skin, increased body hair, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, or sexual changes
Common side effects may include:
- Burning, itching, swelling, or irritation of treated skin
- Dry or cracking skin
- Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
- Spider veins
- Stretch marks or thinning skin
- Rash or hives
- Temporary hair loss
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Before using clobetasol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to any other steroids (such as hydrocortisone, or dexamethasone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, other skin/scalp conditions (such as rosacea, perioral dermatitis), and immune system problems.
Do not use it if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.
Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.
Though it is unlikely, this medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. See the doctor regularly so your child’s height can be checked.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the scalp/skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strengths
Clobex Shampoo is available in the following form and strengths:
- 0.05 %
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the medicine as soon as you can but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not apply two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
High doses or long-term use of clobetasol can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using clobetasol?
Avoid applying clobetasol topically to your face, underarms, or groin area.
Do not use this medicine to treat any condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Avoid using other topical steroid medications on the areas you treat with clobetasol unless your doctor tells you to.