|Product Name||Clobetasol propionate|
|Appearance||White to yellowish crystalline powder|
|Chemical Properties||Clobetasol propionate powder is easily soluble in chloroform, dissolved in ethyl acetate in methanol or ethanol, slightly soluble in water, insoluble.|
|Usage||Topical corticosteroid; Glucocorticoid; Anti-inflammatory|
Clobetasol propionate is a corticosteroid of the glucocorticoid class used to treat various skin disorders including eczema and psoriasis. It is also highly effective for contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison IVY/oak.
Clobetasol propionate belongs to US Class I of the corticosteroids, making it one of the most potent available. Clobetasol propionate comes in shampoo, mousse, ointment and emollient cream presentations. It has very high potency and typically should not be used with occlusive dressings, or for extended continuous use (beyond two weeks). Clobetasol propionate is also used to treat several autoimmune diseases including alopecia areata, vitiligo, lichen sclerosus, and lichen planus.
1. Clobetasol propionate is used for the treatment of various skin disorders including eczema, herpes labialis, psoriasis, and lichen sclerosus.
2. Clobetasol propionate used to treat several auto-immune diseases including alopecia areata, vitiligo, lichen planus (auto immune skin nodules), and mycosis fungoides (T-cell skin lymphoma).
3. Clobetasol propionate is used as first-line treatment for both acute and chronic GVHD of the skin.
4. Clobetasol proprionate is used cosmetically by dark-skinned women for skin whitening,