What You Need to Know About Clobetasol Propionate Foam
What If I Forget a Dose of Clobetasol Propionate Foam?If you forget a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose. In this case, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use a double dose.
How Does It Work?Clobetasol propionate foam is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Clobetasol propionate foam works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
When and How to Use Clobetasol Propionate FoamSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with clobetasol propionate foam include the following:
- This medication is typically used twice a day. In general, about a capful is used (about the size of a golf ball).
- Turn the canister upside down and dispense the medicine into the cap, onto a saucer (or other cool surface), or directly to the affected area. Dispensing it into a hand is not recommended (unless you are treating your hands), as it begins to melt immediately upon contact with warm skin.
- Gently massage the foam into the affected area, and then wash your hands immediately.
- Do not apply the medicine to the face, underarms, or groin areas.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.