Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. This leaflet summarizes the most important information about CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) . If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about CLOBEX® Shampoo (clobetasol propionate shampoo) that is written for health professionals.
Betamethasone dipropionate was patented by Merck in 1987 as an augmented cream/lotion, Diprolene in the ., and Disprosone in Europe.  These patents expired in 2003 and 2007 respectively leading to generic production of betamethasone dipropionate. During this time other topical corticosteroids such as triamcinolone acetonide and clobetasol propionate also became available as generic creams. Merck filed for "pediatric exclusivity" in 2001 launching a clinical trial to prove betamethasone dipropionate's safety and efficacy for use in pediatrics.