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Dermovate is a very powerful steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body. Dermovate (for the skin) is used to treat inflammation and itching caused by plaque psoriasis or skin conditions that respond to steroid medication. Topical corticosteroids act as anti-inflammatory agents through multiple mechanisms to inhibit late-phase allergic reactions. Dermovate comes as an ointment.

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What is Dermovate?

Dermovate is a very powerful topical corticosteroid indicated for adults, the elderly, and children over 1 year of age for short-term treatment only of inflammatory and pruritus manifestations of dermatoses more resistant than they respond to steroids or they do not respond to less powerful corticosteroids.

How does it work?

This Eczema and Psoriasis medication is a topical corticosteroid that act as an anti-inflammatory agent through multiple mechanisms to inhibit late-phase allergic reactions, including decreasing the mast cell density, decrease chemotaxis and eosinophil activation, decrease the production of cytokines in lymphocytes, monocytes, mast cells, and eosinophils, and inhibit the metabolism of arachidonic acid.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Dermovate ointment uses include being indicated as a treatment against some skin conditions, for example:

  • Psoriasis, a disease characterized by redness and inflammation of the skin, often accompanied by silver-colored peeling;
  • Some types of eczema;
  • Lupus erythematosus, a disease that manifests itself with the appearance of red spots and hypersensitivity to sunlight.

How do I use it?

This itching treatment medication comes as an ointment. The doctor will tell you which is the most suitable way for you. The ointment is applied in a thin layer on the affected areas. Immediately wash your hands after putting it on; avoid contact with the eyes.

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all of the medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Do not take it by mouth. Topical medicine is only used on the skin. Rinse with water if this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth.

Do not use Dermovate on the broken or infected skin. Avoid using this medicine on open wounds.

Wash your hands before and after using clobetasol topical, unless you are using the medicine to treat the skin on your hands.

Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area and gently rub. Do not apply this medicine to large areas of the skin unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not cover the skin area that has been treated with bandages or other wraps unless your doctor tells you to. Covering the treated areas can increase the amount of medicine that is absorbed through your skin and can cause harmful effects.

If you are treating the diaper region, do not wear plastic pants or diapers that fit you.

This medicine is for short-term use only (2 weeks, or up to 4 weeks for psoriasis of the scalp). Carefully follow the dosage instructions your doctor gives you.

If you use clobetasol to treat plaque psoriasis, you should stop using the medicine once your skin symptoms are controlled.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.

You should not stop using clobetasol suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions on how to gradually decrease your dose.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow to freeze.

Side effects & precautions

As with other topical corticosteroids, prolonged use of large amounts or treatment of large areas may result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce the features of hypercorticism, this effect is more likely to occur in infants and children, and if the occlusive dressing is being used. In infants, the diaper can be used as an occlusive bandage. If the weekly dose is maintained below 50 g in adults, any suppression of pituitary-adrenal axis activity is transient, with a rapid return to normal values, once the administration is discontinued. The prolonged intense use of highly active corticosteroids can produce atrophic changes in the skin, such as striae, thinning and superficial vasodilation, particularly in the folds, or during the use of an occlusive bandage. There are reports of pigmentation changes and hypertrichosis with the use of topical steroids. Rarely, treatment of psoriasis with corticosteroids (or their suspension) has been thought to cause the pustular form of the disease. Dermovate is normally well-tolerated, but if signs of hypersensitivity appear, its administration should be discontinued immediately. Symptom exacerbation may occur.


Hypersensitivity to the preparation. Rosacea. Acne vulgaris. Perioral dermatitis. Perianal and genital itching. Primary skin infections of viral origin (eg, herpes simplex, chickenpox). Children under 12 years old. The use of Dermovate skin preparations is not indicated in the treatment of infected primary skin lesions caused by infections of fungal or bacterial origin; dermatosis in children under one year of age, including dermatitis and diaper rashes.


For various reasons, topical steroids could be dangerous in the presence of psoriasis. These include rebound recurrences, development of tolerance, risk of generalized pustular psoriasis, and development of local or systemic toxicity caused by the impaired protective function of the skin. If used in patients with psoriasis, it is important to institute careful supervision of them. Proper antimicrobial therapy should always be used when treating infected inflammatory lesions. If the patient experiences any type of infectious spread, it is necessary to discontinue topical corticosteroid therapy and administer some systemic antimicrobial therapy. Infections of bacterial origin proliferate due to the heat and humidity conditions induced by the occlusive bandages, so the skin must be cleaned before applying a new bandage. Whenever possible, continuous, long-term therapy should be avoided, particularly in infants and children, as adrenal insufficiency may occur, even in the absence of an occlusion. If the administration of Dermovate to children is required, it is recommended to review the treatment weekly. It should be noted that the infant's diaper may play the role of an occlusive bandage. The face, more than other areas of the body, may exhibit atrophic changes after prolonged treatment with potent topical corticosteroids. This should be kept in mind when treating disorders such as psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus, and severe eczema. If applied to the eyelids, care must be taken to ensure that the preparation does not enter the eyes, as it could cause glaucoma.

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