Is there a difference between the generic and name brand?
8 Mar 2010
The brand and the generic preparations both contain the same active ingredient (clobetasol) but have different cream, ointment or gel bases.
You may have a personal preference to one or the other, but you can be assured that they both have the same active ingredient.
It depends on how large and what type of area you are using the product on as to which is better.
An ointment, because of its greasy nature, tends to last on the skin for longer and is good for small areas.
A cream is better for larger areas.
A gel is good for an oily skin if it is to be used on the face, or over a hairy area where it doesn't need to be rubbed in.
Hope this helps.
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