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 143 65
Eczema 30 14
Lichen sclerosus 14 10
Dyshidrotic eczema 9 2
Alopecia areata 5 5
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma 5 2

Show all 42 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 2
Moderate 19
Mild 22
None 72

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clobetasol topical

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

Show all 26 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clobetasol topical

Dosage Patients
0.05% as needed 11
0.05 g daily 4
0.05 g twice daily 4
0.05 % daily 2
0.05 % twice daily 2
0.05 % weekly 1
0.05 % m,w,f 1
0.05 % every other day 1
0.1 % daily 1
0.1 g daily 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 35
Course of treatment ended 19
Other 18
Doctor's advice 16
Side effects too severe 10
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 3
See all 78 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 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 34
Usually 48
Sometimes 26
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 28
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 45
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 4
$50-99 3
$25-49 9
< $25 42
Not specified 49

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
Tacrolimus topical (Protopic) 3
Triamcinolone topical (Triamcinolone acetonide cream) 2
Apremilast (Otezla) 1
Betamethasone (Celestone) 1
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 1

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching to

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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

  • 0 helpful marks
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