1. What DERMOVAT is and what it is used for
The name of your medicine is DERMOVAT. DERMOVAT contains clobetasol propionate, which belongs to a group of medicines called steroids. Steroids help reduce redness, swelling, and skin irritation.
DERMOVAT relieves the symptoms of some skin diseases. These diseases are:
often relapsing eczema
psoriasis (thickened plaques of inflamed, red skin, often covered with silvery scales)
lichen planus (a skin condition that presents with itchy, red-purple, flat bumps on the wrists, forearms, or lower extremities)
discoid lupus erythematosus (a skin disease that most commonly affects the face, ears and scalp and causes scarring and increased sensitivity of the affected skin to sunlight)
conditions in which treatment with weaker corticosteroids does not give a satisfactory response.
In children over one year of age, DERMOVAT is used to treat dermatitis that has not responded to treatment with weaker corticosteroid creams or ointments.