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 146 65
Eczema 34 17
Lichen sclerosus 16 10
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
2
Moderate
20
Mild
24
None
75

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clobetasol topical

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

Show all 27 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clobetasol topical

Dosage Patients
0.05% as needed 16
0.05 g twice daily 6
0.05 % twice daily 4
0.05 g daily 3
0.05 % every other day 1
0.1 % daily 1
0.1 g daily 1
0.05 % three times daily 1
2 tsp. twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 36
Course of treatment ended 19
Other 18
Doctor's advice 17
Side effects too severe 10
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 3
See all 80 patients who've stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration

Currently taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Clobetasol topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 28
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 36
Usually 51
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 28
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 11
< $25 43
Not specified 52

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 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 19, 2013 (Started Oct 16, 2013)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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