clobetasol foam - topical, Olux
GENERIC NAME: CLOBETASOL FOAM - TOPICAL (kloe-BAY-ta-sol)
BRAND NAME(S): Olux
USES: Clobetasol is used to treat certain scalp and skin conditions (e.g., psoriasis, dermatitis, rash). Clobetasol reduces the swelling, itching and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.
HOW TO USE: Apply this medication to the scalp, usually twice daily in the morning and evening or as directed by your doctor.Learn all preparation and usage instructions in the product package, and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about any of the information.Use this medication only on the skin. However, do not use it on the face, groin or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.Wash and dry your hands before applying. Apply the prescribed amount of medication to the affected area and gently rub in. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.After applying the medication, wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. If applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting the medication in your nose or mouth. If you get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with plenty of water.Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for longer than 2 weeks in a row. Do not apply more than one 50-gram can in a given week unless directed by your doctor. Doing so could increase your risk of side effects.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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