Is temovate a steroid?
Temovate (clobetasol propionate) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Temovate is available in generic form.
What is Temovate ointment used for?
This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Clobetasol reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.
Can you buy temovate over the counter?
No, clobetasol propionate isn't available over the counter. You can get this medication only with a prescription from your doctor.
How long does it take to work?
It takes about one to three days for clobetasol propionate to start working when it is being used to treat eczema. Some improvement in symptoms such as inflammation (redness) and itching, should be noticed within this time. Other symptoms, such as dryness, crusting, or scaling may take a bit longer to resolve, but improvement should occur within a week.
Is Temovate the same as clobetasol?
Temovate (clobetasol) is a topical medication used to treat a variety of skin conditions that cause an itchy, red, inflamed rash. It is a potent topical corticosteroid that has anti-inflammatory and anti-itch effects. In addition to Temovate, common brand names include Clobex, Clodan, Cormax, Impoyz, and Olux.