Cormax (Clobetasol Propionate) is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., 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. Use this medication on the skin only. Do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2 times daily or as directed by your doctor. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. Do not use it for longer than 2 weeks in a row or use more than 50 grams per week unless directed to do so by your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Cormax (Clobetasol Propionate Cream) from Canada also called Taro-Clobetasol manufactured by Taro. Cormax is available in the strength of 0.05%/50 gm cream and ointment and 0.05%/60 ml solution.
The common side effects of Cormax may include burning, stinging, itching, dryness, or redness at the application site. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Extreme/unwanted hair growth;
• Hair bumps (folliculitis);
• Stretch marks;
• Skin thinning or discoloration;
• Skin infections
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Before using clobetasol, tell your doctor or pharmacist: if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies, your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, immune system problems, certain skin conditions (rosacea, perioral dermatitis). Do not use if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months. Though it is unlikely, this medication may temporarily slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. During pregnancy and breast feeding, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug are: corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone), drugs that lower the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).
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