Before Using

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In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of clobetasol topical cream, foam, gel, ointment, or scalp solution in children 12 years of age and older. However, because of this medicine's toxicity, it should be used with caution. Children may absorb large amounts through the skin, which can cause serious side effects. If your child is using this medicine, follow your doctor's instructions very carefully. Safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 12 years of age and the use of clobetasol topical cream, foam, gel, ointment, or scalp solution is not recommended. The safety and efficacy of clobetasol topical lotion, shampoo, or spray have not been established in children and use is not recommended.

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of Impoyz™ cream in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established and use in children is not recommended.

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of clobetasol topical in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have unwanted effects, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose for patients receiving clobetasol topical cream, foam, gel, lotion, ointment, scalp solution, shampoo, or spray.

Drug Interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Desmopressin

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Bemiparin
  • Lutetium Lu 177 Dotatate
  • Macimorelin
  • Nadroparin
  • Sargramostim

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Auranofin

Other Interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Acne vulgaris (skin problem) or
  • Perioral dermatitis (skin problem) or
  • Rosacea (skin problem)—Should not be used in patients with these conditions.
  • Cushing's syndrome (adrenal gland disorder) or
  • Diabetes or
  • Glaucoma or
  • Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or
  • Intracranial hypertension (increased pressure in the head) or
  • Posterior subcapsular cataract—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse.
  • Diaper dermatitis—Impoyz™ cream and Olux® foam should not be used in patients with this condition.
  • Infection of the skin at or near the place of application or
  • Large sores, broken skin, or severe skin injury at the place of application or
  • Liver failure—The chance of side effects may be increased.
  • Thinning of the skin at the application site—Impoyz™ cream should not be used in patients with this condition.