clobetasol shampoo - topical, Clobex (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using clobetasol shampoo and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult 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 (e.g., 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, once daily, or as directed by your doctor. 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 (e.g., hands, face, neck, 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 milliliters (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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Burning, stinging, itching, irritation, redness, discoloration, dry skin, hair loss, headache, or acne may occur when this medication is first applied to the scalp. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks (striae), skin thinning/discoloration, excessive hair growth, hair bumps (folliculitis).Skin infections can become worse when using this medication. Notify your doctor if redness, swelling or irritation does not improve.Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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