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You can now buy both Olux (clobetasol propionate foam) and Olux-E in generic form. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to the generic versions, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name versions. However, the generics are allowed to have different inactive ingredients (such as fillers or dyes), which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

Can I Buy Generic Olux?

Olux® (clobetasol propionate foam) is a prescription skin medication. It is a topical steroid, which is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin twice a day. It comes in the form of a regular foam and an alcohol-free emollient foam (Olux-E).
Olux-E is made by Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. Olux is made by Connetics Corporation. Olux and Olux-E are both available in generic form.

Availability of Generic Olux

Generic Olux and Olux-E are available in the following strengths and forms:
The products are made by various generic manufacturers, such as Prasco Laboratories and Perrigo.

Is Generic Clobetasol Propionate Equivalent to Olux?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at this information to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. The generic Olux and Olux-E preparations that are currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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