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Temovate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in people age 12 and older. Temovate is also known by its drug name, Clobetasol.

Temovate is a highly potent corticosteroid. It is believed that Temovate works by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Temovate is applied topically to the affected area twice daily.

Temovate comes in the form of a cream or ointment.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Temovate lists common side effects including burning, itching, stinging, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), skin cracking, numbness in the fingers, spider veins, and folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).

Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Temovate – RxList

Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association

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