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Clobetasol Propionate Side Effects

Make sure to contact your healthcare provider right away if you are taking clobetasol propionate and experience side effects such as hallucinations, infections, or difficulty breathing. In most cases, however, reactions to this skin medicine are usually minor and easily treated. The specific effects that can occur will depend on which product you are using.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Clobetasol Propionate

Just like any medicine, clobetasol propionate (Clobex®, Cormax®, Olux®, Temovate®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with clobetasol propionate. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Clobetasol Propionate Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of steroids, including clobetasol propionate, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
In general, these serious reactions are unlikely to occur when clobetasol propionate is used as directed for a short time. Applying too much of the medicine, over too large of an area, and for too long a time may increase the risk for serious side effects.
 

Clobetasol Propionate Drug Information

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