What is clobetasol cream or ointment?

Clobetasol cream and ointment are the cream and ointment formulations of the high potency topical steroid clobetasol. It is used to treat inflammation, itching, swelling and pain caused by skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Since it is one of the most potent topical steroids, it is intended for short term use only. Clobetasol can be used to treat skin conditions in adults, adolescents and children age 12 years of age and older. Clobetasol cream, emollient cream and ointment are available as generic products and under the brand name Temovate.

Clobetasol is also available in other topical forms, including a lotion, gel, spray, foam, scalp solution and shampoo.

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