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in the U.S.?
I’m a trucker
who used to run to the Texas valley a lot. Over the border in Mexico there
is a cream sold at the pharmacies called Dermatovate.
Anyone know where I can find it here in U.S.?
This stuff worked for me. I
have a mild case of P on my elbows and knees. Any
help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Response: I doubt whether you
can buy it over-the-counter in the U.S., Jim.
My web search revealed that Dermatovate
contains clobetasol and is sold, also, as Temovate cream (available in the
U.S. by prescription) and Tegretol (outside the U.S.).
wonder it worked for you. Clobetasol
propionate, the active ingredient in Temovate but also available here as a
generic, is one of the most potent corticosteroids prescribed.
It’s generally agreed that the strength is either inhibited or
mitigated by the base, with creams being the least effective and gels
(and/or ointments) being the most effective.
Clobetasol propionate is available across the range of bases,
including as a foam in Olux.
If you don’t
use a dermatologist here you might get your GP to prescribe one or more of
these formulations of clobetasol. I
know how you feel. It’s the
best topical corticosteroid in my experience, too. It’s
the unmentioned ingredient that made Skin-Cap work so well for so many
several years ago. Of course,
once it was discovered, the FDA made Skin-Cap go away in the U.S. until
the manufacturers would agree to have it tested and approved as a
prescription compound with clobetasol as its active ingredient.
(Which they’ve never done.)
clobetasol propionate require a prescription?
As a powerful corticosteroid it can be overused and cause serious
side-effects, including thinning of the skin and circulation problems in
and under the skin. Even more
drastically, if the steroid systematizes
into other areas of the body, via the blood stream, it can cause whole
other litanies of grief. As a
prescribed drug, doctors are supposed to supervise its administration and
watch for these bad things, ideally catching them before they are serious.