|| Dermol Ointment
|| Clobetasol 17-Propionate
What is Dermol Ointment?
Dermol Ointment works by reducing the actions of certain chemicals in the body that cause painful, itchy, red or inflamed skin. The active ingredient clobetasol is considered a very potent topical corticosteroid type of medication. The ointment can be used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, lupus erythematosus and lichen planus. The medication can be used to relieve the symptoms of the skin conditions but cannot be used to cure the conditions.
How is Dermol Ointment used?
Dermol Ointment is usually applied topically 1 to 2 times daily or as directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and patientís response to the therapy. Wash and dry your hands and the affected area thoroughly prior to applying the medication. Apply a thin layer of the ointment to the affected area and gently massage it in. Do not cover the treated area with dressing or wear tight clothing unless otherwise advised by your doctor. It is not recommended to apply the medication for longer than 14 consecutive days without consulting a doctor.
Dermol Ointment may cause side effects such as:
- Thin spidery blood vessels
- Stretch marks
- Discolored skin
- Thinning or softening of the skin
- Dry or cracking skin
- Burning, stinging, itching or redness at application site
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
The ointment should not be applied on the face, groin or underarm area unless otherwise directed by a doctor.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Dermol Ointment is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.