Clobetasol propionate is a generic prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat inflammation and itching due to various skin conditions. The drug is also approved to treat plaque psoriasis.
For more information about clobetasol propionate’s uses, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Here are some details about clobetasol propionate:
- Drug class: corticosteroid
- Drug forms: cream, gel, foam, lotion, ointment, shampoo, spray, liquid solution (all these forms are topical)
- Brand-name versions: Clobex Lotion, Clobex Shampoo, Impelko, and Olux E (for inflammation and itching) and Clobex Spray, Impoyz, and Olux (for plaque psoriasis)
Read about to learn about clobetasol propionate and cost, as well as how to save money on prescriptions.
As with all medications, the cost of clobetasol propionate can vary. Factors that may affect the price you’ll pay include your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
To find out what the cost of clobetasol propionate will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about drug cost and clobetasol propionate.
What are the prices of clobetasol propionate cream and other forms?
The price of clobetasol cream can vary depending on factors such as your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use. This also applies to other forms of clobetasol propionate, including the foam, ointment, spray, and liquid solution.
To find out what the cost of any form of clobetasol propionate will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They can help determine how much clobetasol propionate will cost you.
Does the 0.05%-strength of clobetasol propionate cost more than other strengths?
The price you pay for clobetasol propionate can vary based on the strength and form.
Clobetasol propionate in the 0.05%-strength is available in the following topical forms: cream, foam, gel, lotion, ointment, shampoo, spray, and liquid solution.
To find out what the cost of any strength or form of clobetasol propionate will be for you, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Can you buy clobetasol propionate over the counter?
No, clobetasol propionate isn’t available over the counter. You can get this medication only with a prescription from your doctor.
If you’re interested in a prescription for clobetasol propionate, talk with your doctor. They can help determine whether it’s the right drug for you.
Clobetasol propionate is a generic drug, which means it’s an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic drug is considered to be as safe and effective as the original drug. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
Clobetasol propionate is available as the following brand-name drugs: Clobex Lotion, Clobex Shampoo, Clobex Spray, Impelko, Impoyz, Olux, and Olux E. If your doctor has prescribed clobetasol propionate and you’re interested in using one of these brand-name drugs instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may cover only one version.
To find out how the cost of these brand-name drugs compare with the cost of clobetasol propionate, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Keep reading for some ways to reduce long-term drug costs with clobetasol propionate.
Getting a 3-month supply
You may be able to get a 90-day supply of clobetasol propionate. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Using a mail-order pharmacy
Clobetasol propionate may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this type of service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to receive your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug via mail order.
If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need financial support to pay for clobetasol propionate, consider looking into websites that offer cost resources and information. Two such organizations are:
These sites can provide details about drug assistance programs, ways to make the most of your insurance coverage, and links to savings cards and other services.
Now that you’ve learned about cost and clobetasol propionate, you may still have some questions. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist, who can provide personalized guidance about cost issues related to you and clobetasol propionate. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you would pay for clobetasol propionate.
Here are some other resources you may find helpful:
- Medicare drug coverage. To learn about Medicare coverage for drugs, see these articles about Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, drug coupons and Medicare, and the Medicare drug list.
- Save money. Explore this article for tips about how to save money on prescriptions.
- Information about your condition. For more information about skin conditions, including psoriasis, see our lists of dermatology and psoriasis articles. You can also refer to this article about clobetasol propionate for psoriasis.
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