All of the patents for Temovate (clobetasol propionate) have expired, and generic versions of the medicine are available. Generic Temovate is sold under the name Clobetasol Propionate and comes as a cream, an ointment, a gel, an emollient cream, and a topical solution. All of the generic versions have received an "AB" or "AT" rating by the FDA, meaning these generics are equivalent to the brand-name products.
Can I Buy Generic Temovate?Temovate® (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription skin medication. It is a topical steroid that is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin twice a day. This medicine comes in the form of a gel, a cream, an emollient cream, an ointment, and a topical solution.
Brand-name Temovate is made by PharmaDerm. However, the patents for Temovate have expired, and generic versions are also available.
Available StrengthsGeneric Temovate is available in the following strengths and forms:
- Clobetasol propionate 0.05% gel
- Clobetasol propionate 0.05% topical solution (for use on the scalp)
- Clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream
- Clobetasol propionate 0.05% emollient cream
- Clobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment.
Cormax® products (topical solution and ointment) are also generic versions of Temovate.
Who Makes Generic Temovate?Generic versions of this medicine are made by various manufacturers, including:
- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
- Hi-Tech Pharmacal Company, Inc.
- Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Is Generic Clobetasol Propionate as Good as Temovate?
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 these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" or "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Temovate versions currently available have an "AB" or "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Temovate.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medicine. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.