Embeline E Side Effects

Generic Name: clobetasol topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of clobetasol topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Embeline E.

Not all side effects for Embeline E may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to clobetasol topical: topical application cream, topical application emollient cream, topical application foam, topical application gel/jelly, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application shampoo, topical application solution, topical application spray

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by clobetasol topical (the active ingredient contained in Embeline E). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking clobetasol topical:

More common
  • Burning or stinging at the application site
Less common
  • Burning sensation of the skin
  • dry skin
  • flushing or redness of the skin
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • skin irritation
  • skin rash, encrusted, scaly and oozing
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (eg, between the fingers)
Incidence not known
  • Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • hair loss
  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the hair
  • thinning, weakness, or wasting away of the skin

Some of the side effects that can occur with clobetasol topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common
  • Cough
  • sore throat
Less common
  • Body aches or pain
  • changes in skin coloring
  • congestion or cough
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
  • headache
  • raised, dark red, wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
  • skin discomfort
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • voice changes
Incidence not known
  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • softening of the skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to clobetasol topical: compounding powder, topical cream, topical foam, topical gel, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical shampoo, topical solution, topical spray

General

The most common side effect reported was skin discomfort.

Endocrine

Postmarketing reports: Cushing's syndrome, adrenal suppression

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Skin discomfort, acne/folliculitis, telangiectasia, skin atrophy, dry skin
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Local signs of irritation, pruritus, urticaria
Frequency not reported: Stria, purpura, contact dermatitis, pigmentation changes, pustular eruptions, hypertrichosis, irritant dermatitis
Postmarketing reports: Erythema, alopecia, pain of skin, skin exfoliation, chapped skin, scaling, induration/papulation,
lichenification, psoriasis (aggravation) plaque elevation, excoriation, rash, hair color changes, skin tightness

Local

Frequency not reported: Itching

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Eye stinging/burning
Postmarketing reports: Eye pain, blurred vision, eye irritation

Other

Frequency not reported: Edema

Gastrointestinal

Postmarketing reports: Nausea

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness

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