Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is prescribed for the treatment of skin problems (eg,swelling,itchiness) caused by eczema,dermatitis and psoriasis 

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm contains Clobetasol 

A thin layer of Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is to applied with clean hands,once or twice daily

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm comes packaged in a travel friendly tube  

Each tube is sold separately

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Type

Cream – Tube

Feature

0.05%

Unit

gm

Formula

Clobetasol

Composition

Clobetasol 0.05 %

Brand

Crystolite Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is a topical steroid that is prescribed to treat the inflammation and irritation produced by a variety of skin disorders, including allergic responses, eczema, and psoriasis. 

This medication is also used as a part of combination therapy.

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm belongs to a group of drugs known as topical corticosteroids and mainly works by lowering your body’s inflammatory reaction.

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is available as a topical cream. A thin layer of this medication is to be applied on the skin with clean hands on the entire affected area once or twice a day (with at least a gap of 8-12hrs after using it) or as advised by the physician. Treatment with Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm should not last longer than four weeks. If treatment must be continued, a less strong formulation should be administered. 

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm may produce certain side effects such as burning, itching, irritation, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s syndrome, etc.

Dosage is largely determined by the patient’s reaction to the product as well as any side effects seen during therapy. Dosage should not be raised or decreased without consulting a physician, and the product should only be used for the period prescribed.

Indications

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is an extremely potent topical corticosteroid suggested for the short-term treatment of more resistant inflammatory and pruritic symptoms of steroid-responsive dermatoses unresponsive to less potent corticosteroids in adults, the elderly, and children over the age of one year. These include the following:

  • Psoriasis
  • Recalcitrant dermatoses
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Lichen planus
  • Other skin disorders that don’t respond well to less powerful steroids 

How Does Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm Work

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm contains Clobetasol which is a powerful corticosteroid with a super-high potency. 

This medication works by lowering your body’s inflammatory reaction and also lowers your immune system’s activity. This reduces irritation and itching while also treating your skin problem. 

How To Use Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm

A thin layer of Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands on the entire affected area once or twice a day (with at least a gap of 8-12hrs after using it) or as advised by the physician.

  • Allow enough time for each application to absorb before applying an emollient. 
  • Treatment with Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm should not last longer than four weeks. If treatment must be continued, a less strong formulation should be administered. 
  • A fingertip unit of cream should be enough to treat an area of skin twice the size of the palm of your hand as a general guideline. 
  • The appropriate amount of cream for newborns and children is determined by their age.
  • You can seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist.

To use Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm, follow the steps below: 

  • Wash your hands
  • Apply a thin coating of cream or ointment to the inflamed skin region. 
  • Smooth it gently into your skin in the direction of your hair growth. 
  • Make sure the cream or ointment doesn’t get into any cuts or broken skin. 
  • Afterward, wash your hands (unless you’re treating your hands). 
  • Apply the cream or ointment to all inflamed regions of the skin, not just the worst ones.

Dosage

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is available as a topical cream.

Form and strength

0.05% 10gm 

0.05% 20gm

Adult dosage

Ages 18-64 years – Apply this medication twice a day (with at least a gap of 8-12hrs after using it) to the afflicted regions of your skin. Carefully rub it in. 

Child dosage

Ages 0-11 years – This medicine has not been proven to be safe or effective in children under the age of 12.

  • Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is contraindicated for use in children under 1year of age.
  • If it was prescribed for a child under the age of 12, don’t give it to them for more than 5 days until the doctor sees them again. 

Ages 12-17 years – Apply this medication twice a day (with at least a gap of 8-12hrs after using it) to the afflicted regions of your skin. Carefully rub it in. 

Elderly dosage

Age 65years and older – An older adult’s kidneys, liver, and heart may not function as well as they once did. Your body may process medications more slowly as a result of this. As a result, a greater amount of medicine remains in your body for a longer period of time. This increases your chances of experiencing negative side effects. Your doctor may prescribe a lesser dose or a different treatment plan for you. 

Pregnancy and Lactation

There is little information about Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm use in pregnant women. If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, talk to your doctor. Only use this medicine if the potential benefit outweighs the potential harm. 

Clobetasol can pass into breast milk and induce adverse effects in a breastfed kid. If you are breastfeeding your child, speak with your doctor. You may have to choose between stopping nursing and stop taking this medication. 

Contraindications

Before using Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm, consult your doctor if you have a medical history of any of the following:

  • Allergic to Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm and its contents, or any food product (such as pork, beef, etc).
  • An infection on the skin, broken skin, wounds, or itchy skin that isn’t inflamed or red, using clobetasol to treat a skin illness can make it worse or spread it. 
  • An eye infection
  • Acne or rosacea
  • Pregnant or trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have skin issues on your face, you should consult a dermatologist ( Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is only allowed to be used on the face if a doctor has prescribed it, and only for a maximum of 5 days) 
  • Dermatoses in children under one year of age, including dermatitis and nappy eruptions
  • Liver problems as this medicine are usually metabolized by the liver and the patient might have drug build up in the body which can cause serious side effects

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using {{product}:

  • Children’s growth and development may be hampered by chronic topical corticosteroid medication
  • Hypercorticism or hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression may occur, especially in younger children or patients receiving large doses for long periods
  • Allergic contact dermatitis has been recorded with use; failure to recover, rather than clinical worsening, has been used to identify the condition. 
  • Long-term corticosteroid medication has been linked to Kaposi’s sarcoma. 
  • Corticosteroids absorbed through the skin may cause Cushing syndrome symptoms. 
  • In children, utilize a lesser strength; youngsters may absorb proportionally more after topical administration, resulting in systemic effects. 

Interactions With Other Medications

Consult your doctor about the use of the following medicines before using Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm:

  • Ritonavir 
  • Itraconazole
  • Prednisone
  • Desmopressin
  • Bemiparin
  • Nadroparin
  • Sargramostim

This document does not contain all probable drug reactions, it is advisable to keep a list of medicines in use and discuss it with your doctor ( this includes prescription/nonprescription and herbal products). 

Adverse Effects

Rare Adverse Effects

Because Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm may induce serious and fatal infusion responses followed by cardiac collapse, the following side effects may require rapid attention and report to your doctor:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling of your throat or tongue
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Low blood pressure, fainting, tiredness, dizziness
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • High blood sugar with urinating more often, intense thirst, and hunger.
  • High blood pressure

Common Adverse Effects

Following side effects may not require immediate medical attention until becomes troublesome:

  • Thinning or softening of your skin
  • Swollen hair follicles
  • Spider veins
  • Skin rash or irritation around your mouth
  • Pimples
  • Temporary hair loss
  • Changes in the color of treated skin
  • Blisters
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Crusting of treated skin
  • Extreme/unwanted hair growth
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Rash
  • Cracking or fissuring of the skin
  • Irritation
  • Numbness
  • Itching
  • Loss of skin color (hypopigmentation [high potency topical steroids])
  • Stinging
  • Skin psoriasis
  • Hypertension in children is reported with the use of topical formulation

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Itching on the skin – Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack on the affected area for around 10-15mins to help relieve the itchiness. Acetic acid, found in apple cider vinegar, is also a natural wound cleaner and antibacterial that has been utilized for thousands of years. 
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash to help reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Skin Blisters – Cover the blister loosely with a bandage, use padding to protect blisters in high-pressure areas, such as the bottoms of your feet, avoid popping or draining a blister because this can lead to infection. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects
  • Spider veins – Use of support/ compression stockings can help in relieving symptoms in legs, weight loss, regular exercise programs, use of sclerotherapy (a liquid solution is injected directly into the afflicted vein, causing it to collapse and finally disappear) or laser therapy can help in treating spider veins.

Key Facts About Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm

  • Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm belongs to a group of drugs known as topical corticosteroids 
  • Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm contains Clobetasol as an active ingredient
  • Only apply this medication to your skin. Keep it out of your eyes, nose, mouth, and vaginal area. 
  • Your doctor will do clinical monitoring to examine the functioning of your adrenal glands while you are taking this medication. 
  • If other people come into contact with your treated skin, they may become infected with this medicine. After applying it, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. 
  • If the condition worsens or does not improve in 2-4 weeks, the treatment and diagnosis should be reevaluated. 

FAQs

  • How to store Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm?

Keep Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm in a container at room temperature. Protect from heat. Store in a cool, dry location. keep all medications in a secure location and should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.

  • How long will I have to continue taking the medication?

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is prescribed to be applied for the prescribed period only (usually 2-4 weeks) or as advised by your doctor

  • What if I take too much of Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm?

An excess of Clobetasol can enter into the blood and cause symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and Cushing’s syndrome. Kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away as it can cause serious side effects.

  • What if I miss a dose of Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

  • When will my skin get better while using Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm?

After a few days of using Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm, your skin should start to improve. It may be necessary to use it for up to four weeks. 

  • Why is Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm not recommended for use on face skin?

Your facial skin is sensitive and prone to thinning. It will be highly visible if clobetasol destroys it by making it thinner, and you may not be able to treat it. If you do apply it on your face, don’t cover it with a bandage or dressing. Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm should never be used near your eyes or on your eyelids. 

  • Can steroids aggravate eczema? 

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm does not cure the conditions rather it helps to control the signs and symptoms of a disease such as skin inflammation. Skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis may flare up again if the medication is stopped. This can be avoided by gradually decreasing the amount of Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm you use or the frequency with which you use it. Do this for a week or two before entirely discontinuing. 

  • Will Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm affect my fertility??

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

  • Will Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm have an impact on my contraception? 

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm is unaffected by any kind of contraception, including the combination pill and emergency contraception. 

  • What dietary instructions are to be followed when using Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm?

Continue to eat normally until your doctor tells you to switch to a specific diet.

  • Is it possible to drive or ride a bike while using Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm?

Covate 0.05% Cream 5 gm does not make you sleepy, so you can drive or ride your bike while taking it. 

However, if you have any eyesight problems, you should see a doctor. If you suffer vision issues after taking this medicine, don’t drive.