Temovate is a drug also commonly known as Clobetasol. Temovate is a medicine that belongs to a wide class of drugs known as topical steroids. Temovate (like most topical steroids) inhibits or reduces the actions of some unwanted chemicals found in the patient’s body that are known to cause redness, inflammation, and swelling.
Temovate (Clobetasol) is a drug commonly used in the treatment of inflammations caused by some medical conditions such as eczema, allergic reactions, and psoriasis.
Although this drug is mostly prescribed to patients who are suffering from medical conditions such as eczema, allergic reactions, and psoriasis, Temovate (Clobetasol) can also be used for other purposes that have not been mentioned here.
You should alert your doctor if your condition has not improved or if you feel that it keeps getting worse. You ought to use another drug, apart from Temovate to treat an infection. Ask your doctor for further information.
Temovate is a Category C FDA pregnancy drug. Therefore, it has not been made clear whether a treatment with this drug could harm an unborn child or not. However, you should refrain from taking this drug during a pregnancy without your doctor’s consent. It has not been determined whether Temovate can pass into breastmilk. Ask your doctor if it is safe to take this drug if you are nursing an infant.
Temovate Intake Guidelines
You must apply the drug just like your doctor told you to. If you fail to understand some of his directions, ask a doctor, a pharmacist, or a nurse.
Wash both your hands before you apply the drug and afterwards (unless this drug is not meant to treat a hand medical condition).
Gently apply a small amount of Temovate to the affected skin area and then rub it until it is absorbed into the skin.
If you are using the Temovate foam, dispense it into the can’s cap, onto a cool surface (you can also apply it directly on the affected area). You should not dispense the drug directly on your hands (unless you are using this drug to treat your hands), because the foam will immediately melt. Rinse your hands with cool water before you apply the drug.
If you have to apply Temovate on a hairy skin area, try to move the hair away from it. In this way, the medication will be absorbed better. Massage the drug until it gets absorbed into the skin.
Employ caution in the case of areas where the skin tends to crease (armpits, elbows and knees). These areas are known to absorb a higher drug amount. You should avoid letting your eyes, mucous membranes and mouth get in contact with the drug.
If you have to protect the affected area, you can cover it with a dressing (make sure that it is breathable). Avoid covering the area with plastic, or any other occlusive dressings, because this makes the skin absorb a bigger drug amount.
You should not apply more than 50 g of Temovate cream, foam, ointment or gel, nor more than 50 mL of Temovate lotion in just 1 week, or for more than 2 weeks in a row without your doctor’s consent. Use Temovate only on suitable body areas. Ask your doctor for more information, as this could have dangerous results.
You should try to apply the drug regularly. You should store the drug (Temovate) at an average room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children. Store it away from heat and moisture.
This drug should not be prescribed or given to children under the age of 12. Ask a pediatrician before you start giving this drug to a child, because children are far more sensitive to this drug’s side effects than adults are.
Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of this drug that suits you best. Temovate dosage varies from a patient to another, as it is known to depend on a variety of different factors (age, general health condition, severity of the condition, etc). Do not change the dose that your doctor has given you.
Although an overdose of Temovate does not normally endanger your life, if you suspect that you are suffering from Temovate overdose, you should seek medical care. Contact a local poison control center at once and inform your doctor as soon as you can.
Temovate Missed Dose
You should try to apply this drug on a regular basis. If you forget to take a dose of Temovate, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is time for another Temovate dose, you should skip the one that you have missed and continue with your regular treatment. Do not take double doses of Temovate without your doctor’s consent.
Temovate Side Effects
Some of Temovate’s severe side effects are: blurred vision, irregular heartbeat, halos around lights, insomnia, weight gain, mood changes, or fatigue. Other less dangerous side effects are redness, burning, blistering, itching, or peeling. If you are following a long term treatment with this drug you may experience skin thinning, stretch marks or prolonged redness. Alert your physician if you experience any of these side effects, Inform your doctor if you feel anything unusual during your treatment with Temovate.
Temovate Drug Reactions
Ask your doctor before you start taking any other drugs apart from Temovate.