Contents: Clobetasol propionate
Indications/Uses: Short-term treatment of corticosteroid-responsive resistant dermatoses eg, psoriasis, recalcitrant eczema, lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus & other conditions which do not respond satisfactorily to less active steroids.
Dosage/Direction for Use
- Apply sparingly to the affected area once or twice daily until improvement occurs; normally within a few days in the more responsive conditions.
- Discontinue the therapy when control is achieved.
- If a longer course is required, it is recommended that treatment should not be continued for more than 4 weeks without the patientís condition being reviewed.
- Repeated short courses of the Clobetasol Propionate may be used to control exacerbations.
- A less potent preparation should be used if continuous steroid treatment is necessary.
- In vary resistant lesions, especially where there is hyperkeratosis, the antiinflammatory effect of Clobetasol Propionate can be enhanced by occluding the treatment area with polythene film.
- Overnight occlusion is usually adequate to bring about satisfactory response.
- Thereafter improvement can usually be maintained by application without occlusion.