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Temovate Side Effects

Generic Name: clobetasol topical

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug clobetasol topical. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Temovate.

It is possible that some side effects of Temovate may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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

As well as its needed effects, clobetasol topical (the active ingredient contained in Temovate) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking clobetasol topical, check with your doctor immediately:

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 clobetasol topical side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

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 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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