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a topical corticosteroid antiinflammatory.
indications It is prescribed for the short-term treatment of inflammation and pruritus associated with certain moderate to severe types of dermatitis.
contraindications It is contraindicated for prolonged use, for applications to large areas of poor skin integrity, and with the use of occlusive dressing.
adverse effects Adverse reactions may include hyperglycemia, glycosuria, Cushing's syndrome, and suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal functions. Because of the greater ratio of skin surface to body weight in children, they are at risk of absorbing a greater proportion of topical steroid.
clobetasol propionate(klō-bēt′ă-sōl″ prō′pē-ă-nāt”)
A high-potency topical corticosteroid. It is used for short-term treatment to cortisone-responsive dermatoses.