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Temovate Scalp Solution is a medical “shampoo” containing 0.05% clobetasol propionate, a highly potent steroid. We carry the brand choice of this medication!
Temovate Scalp Solution is used to treat certain types of scalp and skin conditions. These types of skin conditions include psoriasis, dermatitis, and rash, which are commonly known conditions of the knees, elbows and arms, but they can also occur on a person’s scalp (head). Many of you have probably heard of dandruff, or may even know someone with it, or maybe you have had it at some point in your life; dandruff is a common sign that the scalp is dry or sheds more than normal. Within conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis, dry skin is a common symptom. Other symptoms of a scalp condition include itchiness, and flaky scaly patches.
Temovate Scalp Solution (clobetasol propionate) is effective at treating skin conditions of the scalp 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 Scalp Solution (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. Do not take this medication for longer than prescribed, or in smaller or larger amounts. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication.
Use this medication twice a day; wash your hands with water and soap before and after applying this medicine. Use only a small amount and gently lather it into your scalp. Avoid using more than 50ml of the medication in a 7 day period.
Do not use Temovate Scalp Solution (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, glaucoma, 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.
Using too much of this medication can result in a high risk of adrenal gland problems.
Common side effects of Temovate Scalp Solution (clobetasol propionate) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Temovate Scalp Solution (clobetasol propionate) may include:
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?
Clobetasol propionate is the active ingredient found inside Temovate Scalp Solution; without clobetasol, Temovate Scalp Solution would not have its therapeutic effects. Temovate Scalp Solution contains 0.05% of this highly potent steroid. We carry the brand name medication at an affordable cost at My Drug Center, accessible with a valid prescription.
What is clobetasol propionate topical solution used for?
Temovate solution, or clobetasol propionate, is used for the treatment of moderate to severe scalp psoriasis. This type of condition causes scaly, red, bumpy patches which may burn.
How to apply clobetasol propionate topical solution to scalp?
Use this medication exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. This medication is often used twice a day; once in the morning and once in the evening. Wash your hands with warm water and soap before applying Temovate Scalp Solution. You will only require a small amount; gently lather it into your scalp. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes and other areas of the face, as well as the groin or underarms, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you are unsure how to use this medication, speak with your doctor before proceeding with treatment.
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