Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. This leaflet summarizes the most important information about CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) . If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) that is written for health professionals.
Clobetasol propionate is a man-made corticosteroid that is used on the skin (topically). It is available as foam, shampoo, cream, gel, lotion, ointment, solution, and spray. It is similar to alclometasone (Aclovate), hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort), halobetasol ( Ultravate ) and several others. Topical clobetasol is used to treat certain scalp and skin conditions such as psoriasis , rashes, and dermatitis . Corticosteroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response. Clobetasol is a very potent topical corticosteroid and should only be used for a short period of time. Long term use of topical clobetasol propionate can cause serious systemic side effects and should be avoided.