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 140 61
Eczema 29 13
Lichen Sclerosus 11 7
Dyshidrotic Eczema 9 2
Alopecia Areata 5 5
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 5 2

Show all 41 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 16
Mild 22
None 67

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clobetasol topical

Side effect Patients
Skin thinning 12
Burning sensation in skin 3
Stinging pain 2
Aching burning throbbing body pain 1
Burning sensation 1
Common cold 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clobetasol topical

Dosage Patients
0.05% as needed 11
0.05 g daily 6
0.05 % twice daily 4
0.05 g twice daily 3
0.05 % daily 2
0.05 g weekly 1
0.1 % daily 1
0.1 g daily 1
0 0.05% as needed 1
6drop(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 34
Course of treatment ended 18
Other 17
Doctor's advice 15
Side effects too severe 8
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 3
See all 73 patients who’ve stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration

Currently taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 45
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 26
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 40
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 4
$50-99 3
$25-49 9
< $25 40
Not specified 42

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clobetasol topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 4
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 4
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 2
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 2
Betamethasone (Celestone) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 2
Apremilast (Otezla) 1
Betamethasone (Celestone) 1
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 1
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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9 patient evaluations for Clobetasol topical

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p3t0r
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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 37
Condition: Migraine 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vb
I have:
Migraine

See p3t0r's full Clobetasol topical history

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: it is difficult to apply to the entire affected area of my body, so I try to apply it to different parts of my body different nights.

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debburdsall
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debburdsall
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
CFS:22y Dx
FM:22y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See debburdsall's full Clobetasol topical history

Sep 5, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psorsis on legs and arms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: i continue to use this ointment, it seems that when i stop using it I have a flare up
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Jul 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psorsis on legs and arms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily

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lbarbeedoll
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

See lbarbeedoll's full Clobetasol topical history

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Burning sensation in skin)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.1 g Daily

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