Temovate Cream (Clobetasol Propionate)

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Temovate Cream 0.05%

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Manufactured by: GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
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Clobetasol Cream 0.05%

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Dermovate Cream 0.05%

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Clobetasol Cream 0.05%

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Manufactured by: Abbott Laboratories Ltd.
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Temovate Cream (Clobetasol) Medication Information

Uses

Temovate is a corticosteroid cream used to treat inflammation and skin itching of the skin, and plaque-type psoriasis.

Dosage

The cream is available in 0.05% strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Temovate include:

  • Pruritus
  • Irritation
  • Cracking of skin
  • Numbness of fingers tenderness
  • Skin atrophy

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Clobetasol.

Precautions

Temovate is a highly potent corticosteroid that at high doses can suppress the HPA axis. 

There is a risk of local adverse effects with Clobetasol use, and it is more frequent with higher potency topical steroids and using coverings over application site.

There is a risk of patients developing high blood sugar levels with the use of any corticosteroid. 

Interactions

The manufacturers did not list any drug interactions with Temovate.

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Clobetasol. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-86 ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Temovate cream is to be used topically. 
  • It is important to use Clobetasol  as directed by the doctor and for the reason that it was prescribed. 
  • After applying Temovate it is important to wash your hands. 

Clobetasol FAQs

How do you use Temovate?

Apply Temovate to the affected area 2 times a day.

 

What happens if you use to much Temovate?

Using too much Clobetasol can suppress your adrenal gland and cause problems. 

 

How long can you use Temovate?

It is recommended to limit Clobetasol  to 2 weeks or less.

 

What is Temovate used for?

Temovate is used to treat inflammation and itching skin as well as plaque-type psoriasis. 

 

Is Temovate Cream safe?

Clobetasol  was found by the FDA to be safe and effective for treating skin conditions. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Temovate {package insert}. Melville, NY: PharmaDerm; 2012.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/020340s007lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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