A female asked:
I know clobetasol is very potent and ointments of similar strength are not sold over-the-counter. What would be the next best over-the-counter option?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Saeed Jaffer answered
23 years experience in Dermatology
Topical Medications: Thank you for your question. Clobetasol is considered a Class 1 topical which is the highest strength available as a prescription. Topicals in the same class as Clobetasol that are over the counter are restricted to Class 7 (lowest potency) and usually contain Hydrocortisone up to 1%. Other classes of over the counter topicals may be helpful although this depends on what is being treated.
Answered on Jan 9, 2018
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