Lupin launches Clobetasol Propionate corticosteroid cream in US

Pharma major Lupin said it has launched corticosteroid cream Clobetasol Propionate in the US.

The cream is the generic equivalent of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Temovate.

Clobetasol Propionate Cream USP 0.05% had annual sales of approximately USD 108.6 million in the US.

It is used for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic (itchy) manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive skin conditions and is described as “super-high potency”.

Corticosteroids are hormones produced by two glands that sit on top of your kidneys.

Out part of the gland is called the adrenal cortex, and produces hormones that are vital to life, such as cortisol, which helps regulate metabolism and to respond to stress, and aldosterone, which helps control blood pressure.

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