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