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How does clobetasol affect children?

Clobetasol can be used to treat some skin conditions in children 12 years of age and older. Corticosteroids can affect children differently than adults. Using clobetasol on children younger than 12 years of age is not recommended because clobetasol is a type of corticosteroid. When using clobetasol with children, it's important to use the exact amount prescribed. Using too much clobetasol may affect a child's growth. While using clobetasol, a child's doctor will want to monitor growth and overall health. There's an increased risk for adrenal gland problems with long-term use of clobetasol by children. If a child develops one or more of the following symptoms while using clobetasol, talk to the doctor immediately:

  • dizziness/faintness
  • irregular heartbeat
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • irritability
  • severe fatigue
  • severe weakness
  • trouble with vision

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