Clobetasol propionate 0.025%: a topical therapeutic for skin diseases
Keywords:Clobetasol propionate 0.025%, Plaque psoriasis, Psoriasis, Topical corticosteroids
The most widely recommended drugs for the treatment of a variety of dermatoses are topical corticosteroids (TC). These medications are approved for the treatment of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of dermatologic disorders due to their powerful, symptom-relieving impact. Clobetasol propionate (CP) is the most popular TC used to relieve itching, redness, and edema caused by skin disorders. Topical corticosteroids exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic, and vasoconstrictive activities. Clobetasol propionate binds to cytoplasmic glucocorticoid receptors and activates glucocorticoid receptor-mediated gene expression, resulting in the production of anti-inflammatory proteins and suppression of the production of inflammatory mediators. The effectiveness, safety, and clinical experience of utilizing CP 0.025% topical therapy for the treatment of various dermatologic disorders are discussed in this case series.
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