Clobetasol Propionate Foam
Available by prescription only, clobetasol propionate foam is used to relieve inflammation and itching caused by various skin conditions, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. This foam is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin twice daily. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Possible side effects may include burning and other skin reactions.
What Is Clobetasol Propionate Foam?Clobetasol propionate foam (Olux®) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. It comes in the form of a regular foam (Olux) or an emollient foam (Olux-E). The regular foam contains alcohol and can be somewhat drying. The emollient foam is alcohol-free and is less drying.
Clobetasol propionate foam is approved to treat various conditions of the scalp and body, such as plaque psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, or seborrhea.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, clobetasol propionate foam may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of clobetasol propionate foam include but are not limited to:
- A burning sensation
- Other skin reactions.
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