Clobetasol Topical Dosage

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

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

Maximum dose: The total dosage should not exceed 50 g (50 mL or 1.75 fluid ounce) per week.

Duration of therapy: Treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses and up to 2 additional weeks in localized lesions (less than 10% body surface area) of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis that
have not improved after the initial 2 weeks of treatment.

Comments: Unless directed by a healthcare professional, this drug should not be used with occlusive dressings.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

-Solution, ointment, gel, foam, cream formulations: 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 formulations: Not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age.

Maximum dose: The total dosage should not exceed 50 g (50 mL or 1.75 fl. oz.) per week.

Duration of therapy: Treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses and up to 2 additional weeks in localized lesions (less than 10% body surface area) of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis that
have not improved after the initial 2 weeks of treatment.

Comments: Unless directed by a healthcare professional, this drug should not be used with occlusive dressings.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

-If treatment is required for use in children, it is recommended that it should be reviewed weekly.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years and its use in pediatric patients under 12 years of age is not recommended.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not use on your face, groin, armpits, lips, or in your eyes.
-Do not cover your head with a shower cap or bathing cap.
-Wash your hands after applying the drug unless it is the hands that are being treated.
-If drug enters the eye, the affected eye should be rinsed immediately with plenty of water.

Hide
(web3)