Generic Dermovate cream 0.05% belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids. Topical medicines are applied to the skin. Topical corticosteroids reduce redness, swelling, and irritation in certain skin conditions.
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Product name - Generic Dermovate cream 0.05% - Clostaf cream
Qualitative and quantitative composition - 1 g of Dermovate cream has clobetasol propionate - 0.5 mg (0.05% w/w); cetostearyl alcohol - 80 mg; propylene glycol - 475 mg; and chlorocresol - 0.75 mg. Other ingredients include sodium citrate, purified water, polyethylene glycol, glycerol stearate, glycerol monostearate, citric acid, and beeswax substitute.
Action mechanism - The active substance present is Clobetasol. It is a strong dose of topical corticosteroids. It is used to treat skin conditions that have not responded well to other corticosteroids. This may include severe cases of psoriasis and eczematous dermatitis. The medicine may be harmful to people for whom it has not been prescribed. The cream should be used for short-term therapy or relief of localized skin diseases only.
Indication - The Dermovate Cream is indicated to adults and children over 12 months old. It is only given when other corticosteroids failed to control the condition. The common indications are:
Mode of administration - It is a soft, white cream and applied topically. It is absorbed cutaneously. The cream is particularly suitable for damp surfaces.
Contraindication - Generic Dermovate - cream must not be used:
Special cautions and warnings - Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Dermovate cream. Take special care if you have an accompanying skin infection (by bacteria or fungi). You have to check for contraindications of Dermovate in those cases with the antibacterial or antifungal medicines. If you experience blurred vision or other vision problems, contact your doctor.
Its evidence of safety in use during pregnancy or lactation is not adequate in humans. Animal testing suggested abnormalities in the fetus. If you are pregnant or lactating or planning a baby consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
The use of Generic Dermovate cream is not expected to affect the ability to drive or operate machines. The cream contains chlorocresol, cetyl stearyl alcohol, and propylene glycol. Cetyl stearyl alcohol may cause localized skin irritation (e.g. contact dermatitis). Chlorocresol may produce an allergic reaction. Propylene glycol can cause skin irritation.
Interaction - No drug interactions reported to date
Side effects - Generic Dermovate Side effects can affect your skin and other parts of your body when the medicine is absorbed through your skin and gets into the bloodstream. It produces systemic side effects.
Common side effects include:
Rare side effects include:
Very rare side effects include:
Additional side effects in children include:
If you are having considerable side-effects, then stop using this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.