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Clodan Shampoo Dosage

Generic name: clobetasol propionate 0.5mg in 1mL
Dosage form: shampoo
Drug class: Topical steroids

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 20, 2023.

Clodan® (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05% is for topical use only, and not for ophthalmic, oral or intravaginal use.

Clodan® (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05% should be applied onto dry (not wet) scalp once a day in a thin film to the affected areas only, and left in place for 15 minutes before lathering and rinsing. The total dosage should not exceed 50 g (50 mL or 1.75 fl. oz.) per week.

Move the hair away from the scalp so that one of the affected areas is exposed. Position the bottle over the lesion. Apply a small amount of the shampoo directly onto the lesion, letting the product naturally flow from the bottle (gently squeeze the bottle), avoiding any contact of the product with the facial skin, eyes or lips. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water. Spread the product so that the entire lesion is covered with a thin uniform film. Massage gently into the lesion and repeat for additional lesion(s). Wash your hands after applying Clodan® (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05%.

Leave the shampoo in place for 15 minutes, then add water, lather and rinse thoroughly all parts of the scalp and body that came in contact with the shampoo (e.g., hands, face, neck and shoulders). Avoid contact with eyes and lips. Minimize contact to non-affected areas of the body. Although no additional shampoo is necessary to cleanse your hair, you may use a non-medicated shampoo if desired.

Treatment should be limited to 4 consecutive weeks. As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If complete disease control is not achieved after 4 weeks of treatment with Clodan® (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05%, treatment with a less potent topical steroid may be substituted. If no improvement is seen within 4 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.

Clodan® (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05% should not be used with occlusive dressings (shower cap or bathing cap) unless directed by a physician.

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