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Clobetasol Topical Dosage

This dosage information may not include all the information needed to use Clobetasol Topical safely and effectively. See additional information for Clobetasol Topical.

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Solution, ointment, gel, foam, lotion, cream:
Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day and rub in gently and completely.
Shampoo:
Apply to dry scalp once a day a thin film to the affected area only and left in place for 15 minutes before lathering and rinsing.

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis:
Spray: Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day and rub in gently and completely.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

Solution, ointment, gel, foam, cream:
Apply a thin layer to affected areas twice a day and rub in gently and completely.
Not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age.
Shampoo, spray, and lotion:
Not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Clobetasol is a highly potent topical corticosteroid that may suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis at doses as low as 2 grams per day.
Clobetasol should not be used in the treatment of rosacea or perioral dermatitis, and should not be used on the face, groin, or axillae.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

It is recommended that treatment be limited to two consecutive weeks and no more than 50 grams be used per week (or 50 mL per week of scalp application). The manufacturer recommends that treatment with the shampoo be limited to four consecutive weeks.
The ointment, cream, and scalp application are considered to be high potency topical corticosteroids, and the emollient cream, lotion and gel are considered to be super-high potency.

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