Temovate Overdose

It is possible to use too much Temovate (clobetasol propionate). In fact, using too much for long periods can cause potentially serious problems, such as an inability for your body to make its own natural steroids and Cushing's syndrome. Treatment will usually involve supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.

Can You Use Too Much Temovate?

Temovate® (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription skin medication used to treat various skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema. It belongs to a group of drugs known as topical steroids.
As with most medications, it is possible to use too much Temovate. However, serious problems are most likely to occur when large doses are used over a prolonged period.

Effects of an Overdose

Long-term use of high doses of this medicine can cause Cushing's syndrome, which is a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of this problem, including:
  • A rounded face
  • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
  • High blood sugar levels.
It should be noted that it is not usually recommended to use Temovate for more than two weeks.
Applying large amounts of Temovate for long periods may cause serious side effects. As with all steroids, large doses of Temovate may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if this medicine is stopped too quickly and the body has not had a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again.
If you realize that you have been using Temovate for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using it, but do seek the advice of your healthcare provider.

Temovate Medication Information

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