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Known as Dermovate Ointment internationally


Temovate Ointment is a topical ointment consisting of a highly potent steroid called clobetasol. We carry the brand name of this medication in 0.05%.

Temovate is used to treat a variety of skin conditions. Skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergies (affecting the skin), can caused swelling, itching, and redness. Eczema (atopic dermatitis), one of the skin conditions Temovate Ointment can treat, is characterized by areas of the skin, commonly the face, neck, elbows, wrists, groin, knees, and ankles become inflamed. If the inflamed skin is scratched, dry patches and open sores with crusts may develop, resulting in potential for infection. This condition is considered an allergic-type skin condition as most times eczema flares up due to allergens in the air such as pollen.

Temovate Ointment (clobetasol propionate) is effective at treating skin conditions because steroids can block the chemical reactions in the body that create inflammation. They do this by interfering with the DNA inside the cells to create a type of protein, which is what blocks the reaction (inflammation).

Your doctor will tell you before prescribing you Temovate Ointment (clobetasol propionate) exactly how to take this medication. Follow his or her directions very carefully, they can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget. This medication is only used for a short period of time.

This is a topical medication; do not take by mouth. Use this medication only on the skin. Wash your hands before applying the ointment. When applying, ensure you use a thin layer; rub it in gently. Avoid covering the affected area after applying the ointment.

Store at room temperature away from risks of heat or moisture.


Do not use Temovate Ointment (clobetasol propionate)

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to clobetasol propionate or if you are under the age of 12 years old.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had any type of skin infection, a skin reaction to any steroid medicine, liver disease, diabetes, or an adrenal gland disorder.


Steroid medications can increase the level of sugar in the blood. This is a risk those with diabetes should be aware of.

It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.

Breastfeeding may not be safe while using Temovate. You should ask your doctor about the risk if this concerns you.

Children are able to absorb more medicine through the skin than adults can. Children may be more likely to experience side effects.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Temovate Ointment (clobetasol propionate) may include:

burning, itching, swelling, or irritation of treated skin; dry or cracking skin; redness or crusting around your hair follicles; spider veins; stretch marks, thinning skin; rash or hives; acne; or temporary hair loss.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Temovate Ointment  (clobetasol propionate) may include:

worsening of your skin condition; redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin; blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; or

high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor.

If you have any of the above side effects or signs of complications, contact your doctor right away.

Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.


What is clobetasol propionate ointment?

Clobetasol propionate ointment is a generic prescription medication for the brand Temovate Ointment. Both the brand and the generic medication contains 0.05% clobetasol propionate; a highly potent steroid. This medication is administered through the skin as a topical ointment. At My Drug Center, we carry the brand name Temovate Ointment, accessible with a valid prescription.


What is clobetasol propionate ointment used for?

Temovate ointment, or clobetasol propionate ointment, is used most commonly for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. This type of condition causes scaly, red, bumpy patches which may burn.

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