Available only with a prescription, Clobex® Lotion (clobetasol propionate) is a medication approved to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, including:
The lotion is usually applied twice a day. In general, it should not be used for more than two weeks at a time. The most commonly reported side effect of this product is a weakening or thinning of the skin. Other reactions include spider veins, dry skin, and skin discomfort.
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