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More Info on Clobetasol Propionate Foam Indications

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.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Clobetasol Propionate Foam?

Clobetasol propionate foam is not recommended for children younger than 12 years old. This medicine is a highly potent steroid, and young children are more likely to absorb too much of this medication, perhaps leading to serious side effects. If steroid treatment is necessary for a child, a milder, less potent steroid would probably be more appropriate.

Are There Off-Label Reasons to Use It?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the approved uses. This is known as an "off-label" use. Using clobetasol propionate foam for treating conditions that do not involve itching or inflammation would be an off-label use. Using regular clobetasol propionate foam (not the emollient foam) for the treatment of non-scalp atopic dermatitis is another off-label use.

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