Clobetasol shampoo is a very potent steroid used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Apply to a dry scalp (do not wet your hair before applying).
Wash your hands then using the included measuring cap, measure out 7.5 mL and apply it to the affected area of your scalp as directed. Gently massage it into the lesions. Wash your hands again when you have finished.
Leave it on your scalp for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water or regular shampoo. Do not cover your head during this time.
Dry your hair as usual.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and apply your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply two doses at the same time.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
If steroids are applied to the skin correctly, side effects are uncommon. If you use them continuously for a long time, are treating a large area, cover the area, or use a higher potency steroid than needed, then side effects may occur.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Skin thinning, stretch marks
|Tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. July 2019
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