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Temovate Solution


Generic Name: Clobetasol Solution (kloe-BAY-ta-sol)
Brand Name: Examples include Embeline and Temovate

Temovate Solution is used for:

Treating inflammation and itching of the scalp due to certain skin conditions. It may also be used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis or other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Temovate Solution is a topical adrenocortical steroid. It works by reducing skin inflammation (eg, redness, swelling, itching, irritation) in a way that is not clearly understood.

Do NOT use Temovate Solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Temovate Solution or to other corticosteroids (eg, prednisone)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Temovate Solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Temovate Solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines or other substances
  • if you have any kind of skin infection of the scalp, cuts, scrapes, or lessened blood flow to your skin
  • if you have had a recent vaccination; have measles, tuberculosis, chickenpox, or shingles; or have had a positive tuberculosis test
  • if you are taking prednisone or similar medicines

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Temovate Solution. Because little, if any, of Temovate Solution is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Temovate Solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Temovate Solution:

Use Temovate Solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Wash and completely dry the affected area before applying Temovate Solution.
  • Apply a small amount of Temovate Solution to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying Temovate Solution.
  • If applying to an area with hair, part the hair when applying so that Temovate Solution reaches the skin.
  • Do not bandage or cover the treated skin area unless directed by your doctor. Do not wear tight-fitting clothes over the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of Temovate Solution, apply it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Temovate Solution.

Important safety information:

  • Temovate Solution is for external use only. Do not get Temovate Solution in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on your lips. If contact is made with the eyes, flush them immediately with tap water.
  • Use Temovate Solution with extreme caution if treating the face, groin, diaper area, or underarms.
  • Do not use Temovate Solution to treat rosacea or conditions around the mouth.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Temovate Solution longer than 2 weeks without checking with your doctor.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Do not use Temovate Solution to treat large areas of your body without first checking with your doctor.
  • Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Temovate Solution.
  • Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while using Temovate Solution.
  • Do not use Temovate Solution for other skin conditions at a later time.
  • Temovate Solution contains a corticosteroid. Before you begin taking any new prescription or nonprescription medicine, read the ingredients to see if it also contains hydrocortisone or any other corticosteroid. If it does or if you are uncertain, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Temovate Solution is flammable. Do not store or use near an open flame or while smoking.
  • Corticosteroids medicines may affect the growth rate in CHILDREN and adolescents in some instances. Your child"s growth may need to be checked regularly while using Temovate Solution.
  • Use of Temovate Solution is not recommended in CHILDREN younger than 12 years of age. Safety and effectiveness in this age group have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Temovate Solution during pregnancy. It is unknown if Temovate Solution is excreted in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are taking Temovate Solution, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Temovate Solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dryness; itching; mild burning or stinging.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); acne-like rash; burning, cracking, irritation, or peeling not present before you began using Temovate Solution; excessive hair growth; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; numbness of fingers; thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include increased thirst or urination; muscle weakness; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.

Proper storage of Temovate Solution:

Store Temovate Solution at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Temovate Solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Temovate Solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Temovate Solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Temovate Solution. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.




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