If your healthcare provider recommends treating your skin condition with Cormax® (clobetasol propionate) ointment, you may be wondering what this medicine is and how it works.
This medication is available by prescription only and is licensed for the treatment of various skin conditions, such as:
- Poison ivy
Cormax ointment is a type of steroid and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The ointment is applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily. Using this medicine for extended periods (more than two weeks) can cause potentially serious problems, such as diabetes or Cushing's syndrome.
(For more information on this ointment, click Cormax. This resource discusses dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)