Temovate is a type of steroid prescribed to treat itching and inflammation caused by various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It comes in the form of an ointment, a cream, an emollient cream, a gel, and a topical solution. The dosing guidelines will vary, depending on the particular product, but this medicine is typically applied twice daily for two to four weeks.

What Is Temovate?

Temovate® (clobetasol propionate) is a prescription skin medication. It belongs to a group of drugs known as topical steroids. It comes in the form of a gel, topical solution, cream, emollient cream, and ointment. The topical solution is used on the scalp, and the other products are for use on the body.
Temovate is approved to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
(Click Temovate Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes This Medicine?

Brand-name Temovate products are made by PharmaDerm.

How Does Temovate 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.

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Temovate include the following:
  • The directions for use vary, depending on the product. Temovate is a highly potent steroid, and it is important to follow your healthcare provider's directions carefully.
  • Typically, these products are used twice a day for up to two weeks, although a few of the products can be used for up to four weeks in some cases.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.

Temovate Medication Information

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