What should I avoid while using clobetasol topical?
Clobetasol topical should not be used to treat any skin condition your doctor has not prescribed it for.
Avoid using clobetasol topical to treat skin on your face, underarms, or groin area without your doctor's advice.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes. If contact does occur, rinse with water. Do not use clobetasol topical on broken or infected skin. Also avoid using this medication in open wounds.
What are the possible side effects of clobetasol topical?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when clobetasol topical is applied to the skin, you should be aware of side effects that can occur if the medication is absorbed into your bloodstream.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing clobetasol topical through your skin, such as:
blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
sleep problems (insomnia);
weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
muscle weakness, feeling tired.
Less serious side effects may include:
mild skin rash, itching, burning, or redness;
dry or cracking skin;
thinning or softening of your skin;
skin rash or irritation around your mouth;
swollen hair follicles;
temporary hair loss;
changes in color of treated skin;
blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect clobetasol topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied clobetasol topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clobetasol topical.
Revision Date: 3/9/2011 3