People who have certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema, may benefit from Cormax® (clobetasol propionate). This prescription medicine works to relieve inflammation and itching associated with these skin problems by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. It is applied in a thin layer to the affected areas of the skin twice daily for up to two weeks.
This medicine is available in the form of a topical solution (for use on the scalp) and an ointment. There was a Cormax cream available, but that product has been discontinued.
(For more information on this medicine, click Cormax. This article describes specific uses of this medicine, outlines some general safety precautions, and lists potential side effects.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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