Temovate Ointment, also known by its generic name Clobetasol, is a medication used to treat several skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergies, and rash. Clobetasol reduces the itching, swelling, and redness of these conditions. Clobetasol is a strong corticosteroid medication.
Wash your hands before applying Temovate ointment to your body. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub it in. You usually apply this medication twice a day, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. You do not have to bandage or wrap the area in most cases. If you use Clobetasol on an infant in the diaper area, do not use tight-fitting diapers.
Use this prescription only as described. Do not use it for longer than 2 weeks in a row or 50 grams per week.
Use this medication on the skin only. Do not use on face, groin, or underarms unless directed by your doctor. Long term use of corticosteroid creams can lessen a body’s response to physical stress, so tell your doctor if you’ve recently used a corticosteroid if you are going to undergo a procedure or surgery. Do not use the ointment if there is an infection or sore present in the area that needs to be treated.
There are not many serious side effects of this medication but the following may occur:
Get treatment right away if you notice allergic symptoms like itching or swelling of the face, tongue, throat, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
What should I do before starting Temovate Ointment?
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially if you have poor blood circulation, immune system problems, certain skin problems, and skin conditions like rosacea, perioral, and dermatitis.
Can children use this ointment?
Children can use this ointment with the advice of the doctor. It is unlikely, but this medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth if used long-term. See the doctor regularly so a child’s height can be monitored.