For short-term use by adults only. Creams are especially used for moist or weeping surfaces.
General recommendations: This product should not be used on the face, groin, or axillae.
Do not use with occlusive dressings (including bandage or any cover or wrap).
As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.
Reduce the frequency of application or change the treatment to a less potent preparation as soon as clinically feasible.
Allow adequate time for absorption after each application before applying an emollient.
Wash hands after each application, unless the hands are being treated.
Total dose should not exceed 50 grams per week.
Recommended dose: Apply a thin layer of clobetasol cream and gently rub in using only enough to cover the entire affected area/s.
Frequency of application is 1 to 2 times a day (preferably in the morning and evening), according to the severity of the condition, until improvement occurs. In more responsive conditions, this may be within a few days.
Or, as prescribed by a physician.
Patients who frequently relapse (recalcitrant dermatoses): Once an acute episode has been treated effectively with a continuous course of topical corticosteroid, intermittent dosing (1 to 2 times a week, without occlusion) may be considered. This has been shown to be helpful in reducing the frequency of relapse.
Application should be continued to all previously affected sites or to known sites of potential relapse. This regimen should be combined with routine daily use of emollients. The condition and the benefits and risks of continued treatment must be re-evaluated on a regular basis.