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User Reviews for Clobetasol topical

Also known as: Temovate, Clobex, Dermovate, Impoyz, Cormax, Clobevate, Olux-E, Impeklo, Clodan, Embeline, Olux, Cormax Scalp, Tovet Temovate Emollient Embeline E …show all brand names

Clobetasol topical has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 149 ratings on Drugs.com. 81% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Psoriasis  
8.8
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Dermatitis  
9.4
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Lichen Sclerosus  
7.1
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Atopic Dermatitis  
9.8
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Lichen Planus  
6.5
13 reviews 58 medications
Eczema  
4.4
6 reviews 248 medications
Dermatological Disorders  
8.0
5 reviews 351 medications
Seborrheic Dermatitis  Off-label
5.5
4 reviews 310 medications
Anal Itching  Off-label
10.0
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Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma  Off-label
9.0
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Summary of Clobetasol topical reviews 8.4 149 reviews

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Reviews for Clobetasol topical

waterfish · September 19, 2008

For Anal Itching: “I had severe rectal itching for years and was prescribed many useless or harmful medicines and treatments for the condition. Clobetasol stopped the itching within days and it has been a year and the itching has not returned.”

10 / 10
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Klg1980 · Taken for less than 1 month · September 18, 2018

For Eczema: “Clobatesol cleared my skin in 4 days. This medication is a miracle for me. I have dyshidrotic eczema, and atopic dermatitis. The only place I break out are on my hands severely and my feet mildly. As you can guess, keeping my hands medicated and moisturized has always been a challenge. I manage a restaurant so my poor hands suffer. I have tried numerous steroids with no luck. Within 3 days my hands go from normal to swollen, dry, cracked skin with bumpy fluid filled itchy blisters that break open, bleed and cause the itch to intensify. I wake in the night itching so bad I cry. I know this is TMI but the reason I'm describing what I have so well, is in case anyone with my symptoms can relate and possibly find a solution. All healed over here!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · September 9, 2019

For Lichen Sclerosus: “I have tried everything to get rid of my lichen sclerosus and it was so bad in the vaginal area now the great thing is that I tried Lotrimin cream for ringworm and antifungal and it has completely cleared up the vaginal area the white spots are completely gone that's what I will use from here on out”

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Anonymous · March 19, 2009

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I have had moderate and sometimes severe plaque and guttate psoriasis for 16 years, using clobetasol (clobex) for 14. Clobex is the only thing that can eliminate my psoriasis almost completely. It is a very effective drug, but I feel I really should warn people of the devastating effects that can occur if the drug is applied continuously. When using clobex or any other strong topical corticosteroid, you are supposed to use it for no more than 2 weeks, then take a break I believe should be between 2 and 3 weeks. I made the mistake of not doing that. I used it continuously because I wanted to be clear. Now, my skin is paper thin. Nearly every vein is visible, and I break blood vessels constantly, and I have stretch marks everywhere.”

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Anonymous · September 29, 2011

For Dermatitis: “Best medication, for dyshidrotic eczema, I have found after many years of suffering. It clears up the water bubbles I have that pop on my skin and soothes the cracked peeling skin that result from the bubbles.”

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Lilmack · October 26, 2015

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I would use clobex on my thick plaque psoriasis on my scalp. It literally cleared it up completely within 48 hrs to the point where I can go and get my hair cut. The best med I've used in my 30 years of trying everything”

10 / 10
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DONNA SUT · June 17, 2016

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “CLOBEX IS AMAZING. It doesn't cure psoriasis but it will clear you up. My scalp is bad. within a week I was completely clear. I could go 2 weeks before it started to appear back on scalp. I use the spray for a few days and it was gone....Problem now is there is a generic so my insurance will not pay for the brand. The cost of brand out of pocket is 900.00. Who has that kind of money? the generic does absolutely nothing for me. No relief what so ever. The entire insurance industry is such a crock in the USA.”

10 / 10
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anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · August 3, 2019

For Lichen Sclerosus: “I had been to two doctors who couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. Finally I happened to see a nurse practitioner who knew what I had right away Lichen Sclerosus. I had gone untreated for a year and was in terrible pain. There was severe disfigurement of my anus and vulva. The clobetasol treatment completely got rid of the pain and itching immediately. I had my first full night sleep in months. This med. is wonderful for this disease.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · March 20, 2014

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I used this medication as directed and it completely cleared up my psoriasis. However, I became extremely stressed. I didn't know why I felt this way until someone else who used it experienced the same. After stopping it my adrenal glands were fatigued and I suffered from depression. My psoriasis also returned. This is very potent and I advise anyone who wants to use it to use something more natural and more safe.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · May 20, 2020

For Atopic Dermatitis: “I have suffered from itching for 8yrs and dermatologist didn’t know what to do. I would get itchy after I would shower, have anxiety, nervousness, heat, anything would trigger it. It made me so depressed because nobody could fix it I thought I tried every cream, ointment, herb, vitamins , even tried ultra light therapy you name it I tried it. But now this cream saved my life literally I’m so thankful I found a dermatologist that could help me. I called in one day because the itching got so bad it brought me to my knees and she prescribed this clobetasol. I hope my testimony can help someone ... lastly hope this cream can work for u ...”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · March 21, 2014

For Atopic Dermatitis: “I have poison ivy every year for the last 6 yrs I have seen drs / emergency rooms and they never help me they only told me to used Benadryl. I have it infected and nobody ever prescribe anything. It last for more than a month but this year I went to see a new doctor and he prescribed this cream for me and as soon he applied to my rash I feel the difference is like magic. I went Wednesday night and today is Friday and is almost drying out. Finally something works for me I'm so happy, expensive but worth it.”

10 / 10
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Fran · Taken for 5 to 10 years · September 19, 2019

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I have used Clobex for many years. It is the only product that has worked for me. Thankfully, I currently only have psoriasis on my scalp. I use the spray and rub it into my entire scalp. I am only able to use it once a day, at night time, and it usually takes 3 days for my scalp to be clear. Then I can go a couple of months before I have to use it again. I have asked my dermatologist about using the shampoo instead of spray but he has said that he believes the spray works better than the shampoo.”

10 / 10
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DougieD 1980 · December 1, 2015

For Psoriasis: “So like many people here I have had good results but there are a few things to point out. This is s very potent steroid and needs to be used for short periods of time. It's meant to knock down a flare up but is not s good long term choice. It will thin the skin and cause stretch marks. I know from experience. Also the more you use it the less effective it becomes and overuse can cause cushings disease. So... Long story short, it works but be careful”

7 / 10
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Wess · Taken for less than 1 month · January 21, 2015

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “Clobex for my skin. I can't say enough good things about this spray. I say "spray" because the ointment did nothing. The spray, for some reason is absolutely amazing. One place on my knee where the P wasn't removable with a jackhammer, magically cleared up 99% of the area in less than 1 week. My arms - my chest - EVERYTHING - it's gone. My Psoriasis is gone. I've gone through shampoos. NOW - if I stop using the spray for a week or longer, the symptoms return - but until a cure is found for Psoriasis - this medication is hands-down, the absolute best there is.”

10 / 10
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BeachLizard1 · Taken for less than 1 month · May 2, 2014

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “After about a year with this, I went to see a doctor & I was just diagnosed with pustular psoriasis - palms of hands and bottom of feet only. Before seeing a doctor, I started juicing heavily - 200lbs (no, that's not a typo) of carrots in three weeks & added green juices to my regimen as well. My hands had completely cleared and my feet were almost completely clear. But because of another issue, I went to my doctor - and because of the then upcoming tests I backed off of my juicing completely. The psoriasis came back on my hands and feet. While I wasnt juicing, I figured I would find out what it was. Doc gave me the Clobex spray. For the immediate painful inflammation problems in my feet caused by the psoriasis, this stuff is AWESOME.”

10 / 10
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Worship Jesus · October 27, 2013

Temovate (clobetasol) for Lichen Sclerosus: “BRAND TEMOVATE works; generic does not!! From personal experience, and that of a friend (I had brand, she had generic). I am cured, she is not. Also, hormone replacement orally and topically of estrogen plus testosterone helped greatly with the cure. I keep the area clean, using liquid soap plus Hibiclens. After drying I lightly use Nystop powder. I apply the topicals 2x daily. I can again enjoy sex, climaxing, and also have a normal life...just like I used to have. I had to appeal my insurance decision to get brand Temovate.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · October 12, 2010

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I used Clobex this summer for itching and dry flakes in my scalp. I became sick with a bad cold and later turned to pneumonia. I was sick all summer long with trouble breathing and wheezing. I went to an ENT and a lung doctor. None of us could figure out what was causing the lung problem. After several months I was getting better with the breathing problems. Last week I used Clobex again because the itching scalp came back. Two days later I am having breathing problems. I put 2 and 2 together, read the side effects of Clobex and breathing problems and wheezing are the first side effects listed. All that suffering because I did not read the medical bulletins earlier.”

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Blondie1954 · Taken for less than 1 month · December 18, 2021

For Lichen Sclerosus: “Made me worse. Set me on fire. Purple red and shredded my skin. I sent a photo to my MD. It was a big STOP NOW. Steroids are a bad drug in general and NOT designed for long term use. Any MD who cannot think outside the box and do something different rather than use this general go to dermatological ointment... find a new MD.”

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Safjaf · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 29, 2014

Temovate (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “Works best when applied at night before sleep. Good for use on the body. Not for face or other sensitive skin areas. I've only been using it for a couple of months but the results are better than any other products that I've used in the past.”

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nuttyascnb · March 18, 2008

For Dermatitis: “I have excema that will randomly occur only on my palm, fingers or toes. I fought with it for years and never found any relief until I went to the dermatologist and he prescribed Clobetasol Propionate. I apply a thin layer at bedtime during outbreaks and my symptoms are gone overnight if I apply the medicine in time. If not then it takes a couple of days but this is the only medication I've found that relieves my symptoms!”

10 / 10
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notforme · Taken for 2 to 5 years · July 18, 2018

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I was on clobex spray and shampoo for several years at the direction of several dermatologists. I would use regularly and then take breaks while I was clear. The clearing time would get shorter and shorter - in between I was not able to maintain the clearance with lower potency steroids. Every time my Psoriasis would come back angrier, redder, patcher, more itchy than before. In 2 years on Clobex on and off - my coverage went from 5% to 30% - started becoming aggressive and not responding to clobex on my legs. BEWARE of this medication. If it seems too good to be true - it's because it is. I was trapped in the clearance-worse outbreak-anxiety-clearance-horrible outbreak cycle for years. This medication is not a cure-all and can make your Psoriasis worse in the long-term.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · March 19, 2019

For Dermatitis: “I had been experiencing an intense vulva itch for 4 years. I tried everything under the sun, with no relief! My skin had become inflamed, swollen and broken. I had become so depressed over this condition as I couldn’t find relief. I was miserable! Finally, I was given this lotion, and upon 1-2 applications, my condition improved to nearly 100%. It’s been a month since I was introduced to it... and I have not scratched once! Miracle drug, no doubt!”

10 / 10
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PJO · Taken for 2 to 5 years · April 6, 2016

Clobex (clobetasol) for Eczema: “As most other users comment I call Clobex Spray my wonder drug, at its worst my eczema results in the skin on my hands / fingers covered in open weeping sores so that I have to wear cotton gloves constantly. Clobex Spray clears this condition in 2 or 3 days. But the main point of my review, last time I bought Clobex it cost me $600 a bottle, this means I could rarely afford to use it. I went to a different dermatologist, he prescribed Clobex for supply through a specific mail order pharmacy, the cost with no insurance coverage, was $50! I don't imagine I can name the pharmacy here, but PLEASE if this stuff works for you, get your dermatologist to do his job to find you a pharmacy where you can actually afford to buy it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · September 21, 2009

Clobex (clobetasol) for Psoriasis: “I have had psoriasis for years and have treated it with cortisone to control the inflammations and itching. I discovered Clobex about a year ago and used it on my elbows and scalp. It does a great job in eliminating the external signs of psoriasis when used for 2 to 4 weeks. However, after about a month the symptoms return. I have used it a second and third time with the same results but I am hesitant to continue this process considering the warnings provided.”

5 / 10
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Spel · September 14, 2009

For Seborrheic Dermatitis: “I have been a user of clobetasol for my dandruff for almost a year now and I was able to see results almost instantly. I have ethnic hair and I average washing my hair once every 1-1.5 weeks. After each wash, I part my hair once down the middle (forehead to neck) and once across the middle (from ear to ear) and apply a light application of the cream to each of the parts and on my temples. This lasts me until my next wash. Life has been much easier for me since!”

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