What is Clobetasol topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Clobex Dermovate Olux-E Show all

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See also: Clobetasol-coal tar-salicylic acid

Clobetasol is a topical corticosteroid used for short-term relief of inflammation of moderate-to-severe corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 151 71
Eczema 34 16
Lichen sclerosus 18 13
Dyshidrotic eczema 8 2
Alopecia areata 5 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 5
Moderate 20
Mild 31
None 76

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clobetasol topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Skin thinning 13
Burning sensation 3
Burning sensation in skin 3
Dry skin 3
Stinging pain 2
Cough 1

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clobetasol topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.05% as needed 10
0.05 % twice daily 5
0.1 g daily 2
0.05 g every other week 1
0.05 % every other day 1
0.05 g daily 1
0.45 g twice daily 1
1 other twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 36
Course of treatment ended 21
Doctor's advice 17
Other 17
Side effects too severe 11
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 3
See all 81 patients who've stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration

Currently taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 28
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 44
Usually 54
Sometimes 26
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 30
A little hard to take 43
Not at all hard to take 53
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 8
$100-199 4
$50-99 4
$25-49 14
< $25 42
Not specified 60

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clobetasol topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 3
Prednisone (Deltasone) 3
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 3
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 2
Betamethasone (Celestone) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 2
Halobetasol topical (Ultravate) 2
Tacrolimus topical (Protopic) 2
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 2
Apremilast (Otezla) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Clobetasol topical

Jun 25, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen simplex chronicus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: As of the 1st of the year the price for me has gone from $7 to $105!!! I will have to find something else. From what I understand the price of ALL dermatology creams has gone through the roof!!! What are we supposed to do??

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lichen simplex chronicus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Jun 27, 2016 (Started Jun 13, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for lichen sclerosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 % Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Nov 19, 2013 (Started Oct 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis on head)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 g Daily

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