Closderm cream (Clobetasol propionate)
Active ingredients- Clobetasol propionate
Clobetasol propionate is from the group of very powerful (group IV) corticosteroids and is administered for taking care of dermatological conditions.
Closderm cream indications
Closderm cream is applied for short-term management of acute provocative skin ailments, such as- psoriasis, recalcitrant eczemas (hypertrophic lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus, chronic discoid lupus erythematosus, and palmoplantar pustulosis) insensitive to less powerful corticosteroids.
In addition, Closderm cream (Clobetasol propionate) may be applied in taking care of other skin conditions not in the list above.
Dosage and administration
Use strictly as prescribed by your doctor. In general Closderm cream (Clobetasol propionate) requires to be applied softly on the infected region and massage gently two times a day preferably early in the morning and at night. Avoid prolonged use of the ointment; consult your doctor in case signs don’t improve. Prolonged usage might cause yellowing of the skin or skin pigmentation.
- Inform your doctor if you are sensitive to Clobetasol propionate or any other active compounds found in Closderm cream.
- Avoid using Closderm cream for managing of regular gingivitis, acne, rosacea and perioral dermatitis, genital and perianal pruritus.
- Dermatoses in children less than one year which includes napkin rashes and dermatitis.
- Skin lesions owing to a fungi, virus, or bacteria.
- To be applied with care during pregnancy as well as lactation.
- Avoid using Closderm cream for an extended time frame.
- The face might display atrophic alterations after stretched therapy and treatment must be restricted to a maximum period of 5 dys.
- Make sure that the cream does not go into the eye. Keep away from contacts from the mucous membrane and your eyes.
- Use with caution in patients suffering from Psoriasis.
- Use cautiously in children.
Clobetasol / Closderm side effects
May initiate burning feeling, itching, irritation, cracking, stinging, folliculitis, erythema, and skin atrophy, numbness of fingers, pigmentation changes, telangiectasia, hypertrichosis and allergic reaction. Inform your doctor immediately in case any such adverse reactions occurs. In case of allergic reactions, stop using the medication immediately and seek for immediate medical help.