Olux Foam contains clobetasol propionate, USP, a synthetic corticosteroid, for topical dermatologic use. Clobetasol, an analog of prednisolone, has a high degree of glucocorticoid activity and a slight degree of mineralocorticoid activity.
Olux Foam is a super-potent topical corticosteroid indicated for short-term topical treatment of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of moderate to severe corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses of the scalp, and for short-term topical treatment of mild to moderate plaque-type psoriasis of non-scalp regions excluding the face and intertriginous areas.
Treatment beyond 2 consecutive weeks is not recommended and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g per week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. In a controlled pharmacokinetic study, some subjects experienced reversible suppression of the adrenals following 14 days of OLUX Foam therapy (See ADVERSE REACTIONS).
Use in children under 12 years of age is not recommended. Â
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Published Studies Related to Olux (Clobetasol Topical)
Clobetasol propionate, 0.05%, vs hydrocortisone, 1%, for alopecia areata in
children: a randomized clinical trial. 
IMPORTANCE: Alopecia areata is an idiopathic cause of hair loss with limited
therapeutic repertoire. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of a high- vs low-potency topical
corticosteroid in pediatric patients...
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.
Clobetasol propionate 0.05% spray for the management of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis of the scalp: results from a randomized controlled trial. [2011.08]
BACKGROUND: Clobetasol propionate 0.05% spray is available for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; however, there is limited information with plaque psoriasis of the scalp. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the efficacy, safety, and quality-of-life impact of clobetasol propionate 0.05% spray in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis of the scalp... CONCLUSION: Treatment with clobetasol propionate 0.05% spray for up to four weeks is effective and well tolerated for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis of the scalp.
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.
Clinical Trials Related to Olux (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.
Interest of Topical Spironolactone's Administration to Prevent Corticoid-induced Epidermal Atrophy [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether spironolactone could significantly reduce
cutaneous atrophy due to corticosteroids.
Efficacy, Safety, Preference and Response Duration of Clobex® Spray and Taclonex® Ointment in Psoriasis [Completed]
Maintenance Effect of Clobex Shampoo on Subjects With Moderate to Severe Scalp Psoriasis [Completed]
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Shampoo 0. 05% when used twice weekly.
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Olux has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
Olux review by 24 year old female patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Highly Effective|
|Side effects:|| || No Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || ezema on my hands|
|Dosage & duration:|| || apply dab of foam to affected areas (dosage frequency: twice daily) for the period of one week|
|Other conditions:|| || none|
|Other drugs taken:|| || none|
|Benefits:|| || The treatment completely cleared up the rash on my hands, usually in just a few days. Since it was a foam I could apply it easily and there was no residue.|
|Side effects:|| || Upon the first few applications there was a slight burning sensation. This quickly went away.|
|Comments:|| || I would squeeze a small amount of the foam onto my hands and then rub them together, working the medicine into my skin and leave it on.|
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