Also known as: Clobetasol
Generic Betanate is an effective topical (applied to the skin) corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Generic Betanate is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Generic Betanate is also used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis. Generic Betanate may also be used for other purposes. Generic name of Generic Betanate is Clobetasol. Brand names of Generic Betanate are Clobevate, Clobex, Cormax, Embeline E, Olux, Olux-E, Betanate.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin. Rinse with water if this medicine gets in your eyes or mouth.
Do not use Betanate on broken or infected skin. Also avoid using this medicine in open wounds.
Wash your hands before and after using clobetasol, unless you are using the medicine to treat the skin on your hands.
Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected skin and rub it in gently. Do not apply this medicine over a large area of skin unless your doctor has told you to.
Do not cover the treated skin area with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor tells you to. Covering treated areas can increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin and may cause harmful effects.
If you are treating the diaper area, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers.
This medicine is for short-term use only (2 weeks, or up to 4 weeks for scalp psoriasis). Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
If you use clobetasol to treat plaque psoriasis, you should stop using the medicine once your skin symptoms are controlled.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
You should not stop using clobetasol suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep from freezing.
Clobetasol foam is flammable. Do not use near high heat or open flame. Do not smoke until the foam has completely dried on your skin.
Detailed Betanate dosage information
Generic Betanate is not expected to cause overdose symptoms. But long-term use of high Generic Betanate doses can lead to symptoms such as: thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Store the foam can or spray bottle at room temperature, away from heat, flames, smoke, and direct light. Do not keep this medicine inside a car where it could be exposed to extreme heat. Do not poke holes in the canister or throw it into a fire, even if the canister is empty.
Store the Betanate® E cream at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not refrigerate. Keep Betanate® E cream and Impoyz™cream from freezing.
Detailed Betanate E dosage information