October 25, 2014
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Spectro EczemaCare Medicated Cream

(clobetasone butyrate)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02214415 SPECTRO ECZEMACARE MEDICATED CREAM

How does Spectro EczemaCare Medicated Cream work? What will it do for me?

Clobetasone butyrate belongs to the group of medications called topical (skin-applied) corticosteroids. It is used to treat small patches of itchy, red, dry, and inflamed skin caused by eczema and dermatitis. It works by reducing the skin's reaction to triggers that cause skin irritation.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are using this medication, speak to your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor or pharmacist has not suggested it.

How should I use Spectro EczemaCare Medicated Cream?

After washing your hands, apply the cream thinly to the affected area twice a day for up to 7 days. Rub it gently into the skin.

A single streak of cream from the top crease of the fingertip to the fingertip should be enough to treat a patch of skin equal to the front and back of one hand. Half of this amount would cover a patch of skin the same size as the palm of one hand. Wash your hands after using the cream (unless it is your hands you are treating).

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not use this cream longer than 7 days. If the symptoms do not improve or if they worsen in the first 7 days, contact your doctor. Adults should not use more than 15 g (one tube) of this cream in a 7 day period.

It is important to use this medication exactly as suggested by your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss an application, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next application, skip the missed one and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double amount to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Spectro EczemaCare Medicated Cream come in?

Each gram of cream contains 0.05% clobetasone butyrate in a cream base. Nonmedicinal ingredients: glycerol, glycerol monostearate, cetostearyl alcohol, beeswax substitute 6621, arlacel 165, dimethicone 20, chlorocresol, sodium citrate, citric acid monohydrate, and purified water.

Who should NOT take Spectro EczemaCare Medicated Cream?

Do not use this medication if you:

  • are allergic to clobetasone butyrate or any ingredients of this medication
  • have acne vulgaris or rosacea
  • have skin infections caused by viruses, including herpes simplex, vaccinia, and varicella (chickenpox)
  • have tuberculous skin lesions
  • have untreated infected skin lesions caused by an infection with fungi or bacteria

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