PDR Health


What is Temovate?

Temovate is a topical corticosteroid. The active ingredient in Temovate is clobetasol propionate, which is a man-made corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are hormones that are produced naturally in the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids have many different effects on the body, including reducing inflammation (swelling and redness), suppressing the immune system, and increasing blood sugar levels. Clobetasol propionate is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It works by decreasing inflammation and swelling of the skin.


Health Benefits

Temovate can be used to treat a variety of inflammatory skin disorders, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Clobetasol propionate, the active ingredient in Temovate, is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help to reduce swelling and redness of the skin. It also suppresses the immune system, which can be beneficial for people with inflammatory skin disorders. In addition, Temovate can increase blood sugar levels, which can be helpful for people with diabetes.

Side Effects

Temovate may cause side effects. The most common side effect is skin irritation. Other possible side effects include:










If you experience any of these side effects, you should contact your doctor. In rare cases, Temovate can cause more serious side effects, such as:





-difficulty breathing or swallowing

-severe itching

-swelling of the face, throat, or tongue

If you experience any of these side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Temovate is a potent topical corticosteroid that should be used only as prescribed by your doctor. It is important to use Temovate exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it, and do not use it more often than prescribed. When used properly, Temovate can be an effective treatment for inflammatory skin disorders. However, it can cause side effects, so it is important to be aware of them and seek medical attention if they occur.

Dosage and Administration

Temovate is available in cream, ointment, and solution form. It is usually applied to the affected area two or three times daily. You should follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Do not use Temovate more often than prescribed.

If you are using Temovate cream, you should apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and rub it in gently. If you are using Temovate ointment, you should apply a small amount of the ointment to the affected area and rub it in gently. If you are using Temovate solution, you should apply a small amount of the solution to the affected area with a cotton swab and let it dry.


Temovate may interact with other medications. Tell your doctor all prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially:

-other topical corticosteroids such as clobetasol propionate (Cordran), desonide (DesOwen), fluocinonide (Lidex), Halog, hydrocortisone butyrate (Locoid), hydrocortisone valerate (Westcort), methylprednisolone aceponate (Advantan), triamcinolone acetonide (Aristocort)

This is not a complete list of Temovate drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Do not use Temovate if you are allergic to clobetasol propionate or any other ingredients in the medication.

Before using Temovate, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have:

-a skin infection



-ulcerative colitis


-a history of viral infections such as herpes simplex or chickenpox

-any other medical conditions

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.Using Temovate may increase your risk for developing a new viral infection. Avoid contact with people who have viral infections such as chickenpox or herpes.

Mechanism of Action

Temovate belongs to a class of drugs called topical corticosteroids. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system.


Temovate is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. It is then metabolized by the liver and excreted in the urine. The half-life of Temovate is about 3 hours.

Pregnancy and Temovate

It is not known if Temovate can harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known if Temovate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby while using this medication.

Use Temovate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Temovate gel, cream, and ointment should be applied to the affected area 2 to 3 times daily and rubbed in