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You may benefit from Temovate if you have certain skin conditions, such as poison ivy, eczema, or psoriasis, just to name a few. This prescription medicine comes in various forms and works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation. Temovate is approved for use in adults and children as young as 12 years of age.

What Is Temovate Used For?

Temovate® (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription skin medication. It comes in several different forms, including a cream, an emollient cream, an ointment, a gel, and a topical solution. The topical solution is meant for use on the scalp, while the other products are typically used on the body.
All Temovate products are approved to treat inflammation and itching caused by a wide variety of conditions. Some of these conditions include but are not limited to:
Temovate is recommended for short-term use only, and the dosing instructions for each particular product must be followed carefully. Using too much or using it too long may cause serious problems (see Temovate Side Effects).
All Temovate products, except the emollient cream, should not be used for longer than two weeks. The emollient cream can be used for an additional two weeks (for a total of four weeks) for serious cases of plaque psoriasis.

How Does This Medicine Work?

Temovate is part of a group of drugs 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. Temovate works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
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