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Below are the general guidelines for dosing clobetasol propionate. Note that these dosages may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis for individual patients. Always follow your prescribing physician’s instructions for taking Cimzia.

The following information comes from DailyMed, an FDA label information provider.

What if I miss a dose of clobetasol propionate?

According to Mayo Clinic, if you miss a dose of clobetasol propionate, apply the solution as soon as possible, unless you are closer to your next dose. If the latter is true, skip your dose until it is time for your next one.

What if I overdose on clobetasol propionate?

Topically applied clobetasol propionate gel, cream and ointment can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects (see PRECAUTIONS).

Dosage and Administration

Apply a thin layer of clobetasol propionate gel, cream or ointment to the affected skin areas twice daily and rub in gently and completely. (See INDICATIONS AND USAGE.)

Clobetasol propionate gel, cream and ointment are super-high potency topical corticosteroids; therefore, treatment should be limited to 2 consecutive weeks, and amounts greater than 50 g per week should not be used.

As with other highly active corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control has been achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, a revision of a patient’s diagnosis may be pertinent.

Clobetasol propionate gel, cream and ointment should not be used with occlusive dressings.

How is clobetasol propionate supplied?

Clobetasol Propionate Gel, 0.05% is supplied in tamper-evident tubes as follows:

15 g (NDC 0168-0293-15)30 g (NDC 0168-0293-30)
60 g (NDC 0168-0293-60) 

Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP, 0.05% is supplied in tamper-evident tubes as follows:

15 g (NDC 0168-0163-15)30 g (NDC 0168-0163-30)
45 g (NDC 0168-0163-46)60 g (NDC 0168-0163-60)

Clobetasol Propionate Ointment USP, 0.05% is supplied in tamper-evident tubes as follows:

15 g (NDC 0168-0162-15)30 g (NDC 0168-0162-30)
45 g (NDC 0168-0162-46)60 g (NDC 0168-0162-60)

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

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