CLOBEX SHAMPOO SUMMARY
CLOBEX™ (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05%, contains clobetasol propionate, a synthetic fluorinated corticosteroid, for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
CLOBEX™ (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05%, is a super-high potent topical corticosteroid formulation indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe forms of scalp psoriasis in subjects 18 years of age and older (see PRECAUTIONS). Treatment should be limited to 4 consecutive weeks because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The total dosage should not exceed 50 g (50 mL or 1.75 fl. oz.) per week (see DOSAGE and ADMINISTRATION).
Patients should be instructed to use CLOBEX™ Shampoo, 0.05%, for the minimum time period necessary to achieve the desired results (see PRECAUTIONS).
Use in patients younger than 18 years of age is not recommended due to numerically high rates of HPA axis suppression (see PRECAUTIONS, Pediatric Use).
There were insufficient numbers of non-Caucasian patients to determine whether they responded differently than Caucasian patients with regards to efficacy and safety.
Published Studies Related to Clobex Shampoo (Clobetasol Topical)
A comparative study in efficacy and safety of 0.1% tacrolimus and 0.05%
clobetasol propionate ointment in discoid lupus erythematosus by modified
cutaneous lupus erythematosus disease area and severity index. 
CONCLUSION: The present study proved the efficacy of twice-daily tacrolimus and
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of topical tacrolimus 0.1% vs. clobetasol propionate 0.05% in childhood vitiligo. [2011.09]
BACKGROUND: Both clobetasol propionate 0.05% (CP 0.05%) and tacrolimus 0.1% (T 0.1%) ointments have been shown to be efficacious and safe in treating vitiligo in the paediatric population. OBJECTIVES: To assess efficacy and safety of these two therapies compared with each other and with placebo... CONCLUSIONS: Both CP 0.05% and T 0.1% ointments offer similar benefit in paediatric vitiligo, both facial and nonfacial. The facial lesions responded faster than the nonfacial ones. (c) 2011 The Authors. BJD (c) 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.
Comparison of clobetasol propionate cream plus coal tar vs. topical psoralen and solar ultraviolet A therapy in palmoplantar psoriasis. [2011.08]
AIM: Palmoplantar psoriasis (PPP) produces significant morbidity and requires prompt treatment. Topical agents form the mainstay of therapy. We compared the efficacy and side-effect profile of a steroid/coal-tar combination with topical psoralen and solar ultraviolet A (PUVAsol) in PPP... CONCLUSION: Both treatments had comparable efficacy. In both groups, patients experienced 'good improvement' after 16 weeks of therapy. (c) The Author(s). CED (c) 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.
Efficacious and safe management of moderate to severe scalp seborrhoeic dermatitis using clobetasol propionate shampoo 0.05% combined with ketoconazole shampoo 2%: a randomized, controlled study. [2011.07]
BACKGROUND: Topical antifungals and corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment for seborrhoeic dermatitis. The short-contact clobetasol propionate 0.05% shampoo (CP) is an efficacious and safe once-daily treatment for scalp psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of CP alone and combined with ketoconazole shampoo 2% (KC) in the treatment of moderate to severe scalp seborrhoeic dermatitis... CONCLUSIONS: The combination therapy of twice-weekly CP alternating with twice-weekly KC provided significantly greater efficacy than KC alone and a sustained effect in the treatment of moderate to severe scalp seborrhoeic dermatitis. (c) 2011 The Authors. BJD (c) 2011 British Association of Dermatologists 2011.
A double-blind, randomized controlled trial of clobetasol versus pimecrolimus in patients with vulvar lichen sclerosus. [2011.06]
BACKGROUND: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a lymphocyte-mediated chronic cutaneous disorder with a predilection for the vulva. The current gold standard treatment is topical ultrapotent corticosteroids such as clobetasol. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare the safety and efficacy of clobetasol and pimecrolimus in the treatment of vulvar LS... CONCLUSION: Both clobetasol and pimecrolimus appear efficacious and well tolerated for the treatment of vulvar LS; however, clobetasol is more effective than pimecrolimus and should remain first-line therapy for LS. Copyright (c) 2010 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Clinical Trials Related to Clobex Shampoo (Clobetasol Topical)
A Comparison Between Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Clobex«) Spray and Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% (Olux«) Foam [Completed]
Efficacy, Tolerance and Satisfaction With CLOBEX« Spray When Used as Monotherapy or Add-on Therapy in Plaque Psoriasis [Completed]
Evaluation of the effectiveness of Clobex« Spray, 0. 05% when used as monotherapy or add-on
therapy to existing systemic or topical anti-psoriatic agents.
Maintenance Effect of Clobex Shampoo on Subjects With Moderate to Severe Scalp Psoriasis [Completed]
The objective of the study is to assess the maintenance effect on scalp psoriasis of Clobex«
Shampoo 0. 05% when used twice weekly.
Safety and Efficacy Study of Combination Treatment With Excimer Laser, Clobex Spray, and Vectical Ointment in the Treatment of Psoriasis [Recruiting]
This is a 12-week, open-label, pilot trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of the
combination of Clobex« spray with excimer laser therapy as the initial treatment of
generalized plaque psoriasis, followed by maintenance therapy with topical Vectical. The
study will be conducted in three distinct periods, namely Period A, Period B, and Period C,
each of 4 weeks duration. During Period A (weeks 1 through 4), patients will use Clobex«
spray twice daily along with excimer laser treatments twice weekly with the Photomedex
XTRAC┬« Velocity machine. The goal of Period A is to achieve PASI 75 in 100% of patients
within four weeks. During Period B (weeks 5 through 8), patients would be treated with
topical Vectical┬« twice daily. Thus, there is a steroid-free interval during which patients
will not be using Clobex┬« spray. The goal of Period B is to maintain the patient's response
using only non-steroid options. During Period C of the study, patients will use Clobex┬«
spray BID and Vectical┬« BID. Period C (weeks 9 through 12) will be a "booster" period in
which the goal is to see if 100% of patients can achieve PASI 90-100. Regarding excimer
laser therapy: all patients will be receiving excimer laser therapy twice weekly for the
first 6 weeks of the study (up to the halfway point) which is 12 excimer laser treatments.
At that point, only those patients achieving
Efficacy, Safety, Preference and Response Duration of Clobex« Spray and Taclonex« Ointment in Psoriasis [Completed]
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