Clobex Spray is a medication used for the topical treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. It contains the active ingredient clobetasol propionate, which is a super-high potency corticosteroid. It works by reducing swelling, itching, and redness that may occur with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Clobex spray passes through the skin to reach the affected area and acts on the cells that cause inflammation in the skin. This helps to relieve the symptoms associated with these skin conditions.
Use and Dosage
To use Clobex Spray, apply it only on the skin. Avoid using it on the face, groin, or underarms unless it is directed by your doctor. Before applying, wash and dry your hands and clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub it in. Do this usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover the area unless your doctor advises doing so.
The recommended dose is to apply twice a day (in the morning and evening), rub in gently and completely. The maximum amount of spray to be used is 50g per week for up to 4 consecutive weeks’ treatment per course.
After application, wash your hands unless you’re using the medication to treat your hands. Be careful to not get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If it gets into your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with enough water.
Use Clobex Spray only as prescribed. Do not exceed the dose, frequency, or duration of treatment. Do not apply more than one 50-gram bottle per week unless directed by your doctor, as it could increase the risk of side effects.
Common Side Effects of Clobex Spray (Clobetasol Propionate):
- Acne and
- Burning itching swelling or irritation of treated skin
- Dry or cracking skin
- Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
- Spider veins
- Stretch marks
- Temporary hair loss
- Thinning skin
Serious Side Effects of Clobex Spray (Clobetasol Propionate):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry mouth
- Eye pain
- Fruity breath odor
- Increased body hair
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Menstrual changes and
- Mood changes
- Redness warmth swelling oozing or severe irritation of any treated skin
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sexual changes
- Skin discoloration
- Slow wound healing
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Thinning skin
- Tunnel vision
- Weight gain in your face and shoulder
- Worsening of your skin condition
Forms and Strength
Clobex Spray (Clobetasol Propionate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Clobex Spray: Solutions
- Clobex Spray should not be used on the face, underarm, or groin areas.
- Clobex Spray should only be used for up to 4 weeks at a time.
- Overuse of Clobex Spray can lead to thinning of the skin.
- Prolonged or excessive use of Clobex Spray can lead to the absorption of the medication into the bloodstream, which can cause serious side effects like adrenal suppression.
- Clobex Spray may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your healthcare provider of all the medications you are taking.
- Corticosteroids like Clobex Spray may weaken the immune system, which can make you more susceptible to infections.
- The use of Clobex Spray during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be discussed with your healthcare provider.
- Clobex Spray may cause skin irritation, such as burning, stinging, or itching.
- Use of Clobex Spray may increase the risk of developing glaucoma or cataracts.
- Clobex Spray should not be used on children under the age of 18, except under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
- Clobex Spray may not be suitable for individuals with certain skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea, or perioral dermatitis.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Clobex Spray be used with other medications?
Clobex Spray may interact with other medications, so it is important to inform your healthcare provider of all the medications you are taking.
Can I use Clobex Spray for longer than 4 weeks?
No, Clobex Spray should not be used for longer than 4 weeks at a time.
Is it safe to use Clobex Spray if I have a skin infection?
No, Clobex Spray should not be used if you have a skin infection. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any skin conditions or infections you may have before using Clobex Spray.
How should I store Clobex Spray?
Clobex Spray should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and light, and out of reach of children.