What is Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% cream
Lobate® cream is manufactured by reputable Abbott Laboratories. A cream containing the active ingredient clobetasol propionate 0.05% and is considered a topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroid type of medicated skin cream. Corticosteroids mimic the effects of hormones your body produces naturally in your adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys.
When prescribed in doses that exceed your body’s usual levels, corticosteroids suppress inflammation. Lobate cream with its main ingredient clobetasol propionate 0.05% works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and itching. The cream can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, lichen sclerosus, herpes labialis, rash, and psoriasis. It is also used to treat several autoimmune diseases including alopecia areata, lichen sclerosus, and mycosis fungoides (T-cell skin lymphoma), and lichen planus.
How to use Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% cream
Clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream should be applied topically 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a dermatologist/doctor. Wash your hands and the affected area thoroughly with soap and water before using Lobate cream. To apply the skin cream, rub a thin film of the ointment on the affected area and gently massage.
Try to not cover, bandage or wrap the area unless directed to do so by a dermatologist. Contact dermatologist/doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the treated area condition and body response to the therapy. Clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream may cause unwanted side effects such as burning, stinging, itching, dryness or redness at the application site, discoloration of the skin, stretch marks, thinning of the skin, excessive hair growth, weight loss, headaches, vision problems. Contact your doctor immediately if side effects persist or worsen.
Precaution when using Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% cream
Do not use Lobate cream (clobetasol propionate 0.05%) on the face, groin or underarms unless directed to do so by a dermatologist/doctor. Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives. Always consult your health care provider and dermatologist prior to using clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication, using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
Forms and names of Clobetasol Propionate cream
Clobetasol propionate is marketed and sold worldwide under numerous names including Clobex, Clob-x, Clovate, Clobet, Clonovate, Cormax, Haloderm, Pentasol, Cosvate, Clop, Propysalic, Temovate, Dermovate, Olux, ClobaDerm, Tenovate, Dermatovate, Butavate, Movate, Novate, Salac, and Powercort, Lotasbat and Kloderma, Tocoderm.