Available by prescription, Cormax is used to relieve inflammation and itching caused by various skin problems, such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. It comes as an ointment or a topical solution (for use on the scalp), and it works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Possible side effects may include stinging, burning, and acne-like bumps.

What Is Cormax?

Cormax® (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. It comes in the form of a scalp application and an ointment. Cormax is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
Cormax products are actually generic versions of Temovate®.
(Click Cormax Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes This Medication?

Cormax products are made by DPT Laboratories, Ltd., for Watson Pharma, Inc.

How Does Cormax Work?

Cormax is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids, which are a type of corticosteroid (or "steroid" for short). Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Cormax works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Cormax include the following:
  • The directions for use vary, depending on the product. Cormax is a highly potent steroid, and it is important to follow your healthcare provider's directions carefully.


  • Typically, these products are used twice a day for up to two weeks.


  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Cormax Medication Information

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