FDA Approves Galderma's Clobex Lotion to Treat Psoriasis

Treating inflammation and itching due to certain skin conditions.

It is also used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

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

Clobex Lotion is an adrenocortical steroid which reduces itching, swelling and irritation of the skin. It is applied directly to the skin as directed by a physician. The lotion provides almost immediate relief of itchiness and, in most cases, will eliminate swelling and irritation, if applied regularly.

CLOBEX® (clobetasol propionate) Lotion, 0.05% is a super-high potent corticosteroid formulation indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses only in patients 18 years of age or older (see PRECAUTIONS). Treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks. The total dosage should not exceed 50 g (50 mL or 1.75 fl. oz.) per week.

For the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, localized lesions (less than 10% body surface area) that have not sufficiently improved after the initial 2-week treatment with CLOBEX® (clobetasol propionate) Lotion, 0.05% may be treated for up to 2 additional weeks. Any additional benefits of extending treatment should be weighed against the risk of HPA axis suppression before prescribing for more than 2 weeks