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 144 64
Eczema 33 17
Lichen sclerosus 17 12
Dyshidrotic eczema 9 2
Alopecia areata 6 5

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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
Severe 3
Moderate 18
Mild 26
None 75

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clobetasol topical

Side effect Patients
Skin thinning 12
Burning sensation 3
Burning sensation in skin 3
Dry skin 2
Stinging pain 2
Common cold 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clobetasol topical

Dosage Patients
0.05% as needed 15
0.05 g daily 5
0.05 g twice daily 5
0.05 % twice daily 3
0.05 g every other week 1
0.05 % every other day 1
0.05 % daily 1
0.1 % daily 1
0.1 g daily 1
0.05 % three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 36
Course of treatment ended 20
Doctor's advice 17
Other 17
Side effects too severe 10
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 3
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Duration

Currently taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 39
Usually 51
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 29
A little hard to take 39
Not at all hard to take 49
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 4
$50-99 3
$25-49 12
< $25 42
Not specified 53

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clobetasol topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prednisone (Deltasone) 4
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 3
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
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 2
Tacrolimus topical (Protopic) 2
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 2
Apremilast (Otezla) 1
Betamethasone (Celestone) 1

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9 patient evaluations for Clobetasol topical

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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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