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What Is Clobetasol Propionate?

A healthcare provider may prescribe clobetasol propionate (Clobex®, Cormax®, Olux®, Temovate®) to treat a variety of skin conditions. But what is clobetasol propionate and how does it work?
 
This prescription medicine comes in several forms (such as a shampoo, gel, and foam) and is approved for treating several skin problems, including:
 
 
Clobetasol propionate is a highly potent steroid and works to treat these and other skin problems by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. It is usually applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily. Your dosage will depend on the particular product being used and the type and severity of the skin condition being treated.
 
(Click Clobetasol Propionate for the full eMedTV article on what clobetasol propionate is prescribed for and how it works. This resource also discusses dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of.)
 
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