What are the side effects of clobetasol shampoo?

Common side effects of using clobetasol shampoo include throat problems, difficulty swallowing, cough, changes in your voice, soreness or achiness, skin reactions or color change, red facial welts, fatigue, congestion, fever, swollen neck glands and headaches. These generally do not require a doctor's visit unless they become severe. More serious side effects include: pain or itching in hairy areas, infected hair follicles, pain or burning where applied, weak or thinning skin, hair loss, unexpected bruises, severe skin reactions or color change, crusty or oozing rash, thinning hair and any signs of serious allergic reaction, such as labored breathing, chest pain or facial swelling. If you are taking clobetasol propionate shampoo and experience these or other worrisome side effects, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

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