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When using Cormax, the standard dose is a thin layer of the ointment applied on the affected areas of the skin twice daily. Do not use more than 50 grams per week for the ointment or 50 mL each week for the topical solution. Using too much of this medicine may cause serious side effects.

An Introduction to Dosing With Cormax

The dose of Cormax® (clobetasol propionate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the condition being treated and the product used (topical solution or ointment). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Cormax Dosage for Skin Conditions

The standard dose for Cormax products is a thin layer applied twice daily. The ointment is used on the body, while the topical solution is typically used on the scalp. Neither product should be applied to the face, underarms, or groin area.
Cormax should be used for no more than two weeks at a time. Do not apply more than 50 mL per week (for the topical solution) or 50 grams per week (for the ointment). Using too much Cormax or using it too long (more than two weeks) increases the risk for serious side effects (see Cormax Side Effects).

General Information on Using Cormax

Some 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.
  • Overuse of Cormax can lead to serious side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Cormax dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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