FAQs ABOUT HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM
Q: What HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM is used for?
A: HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM is used to provide relief from inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses which is a skin disorder classified into three types namely, scalp psoriasis (skin disorder), eczema (skin inflammation), and atopic dermatitis (itchy inflamed skin) which is characterized by symptoms such as itchy scalp, and red itchy skin as a response to a corticosteroid treatment.
Q: How HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM is applied on the affected site?
A: Apply HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM as directed by your doctor. It is for external use only. Wash your hands before and after use to ensure hygiene is maintained. Your doctor will decide the duration of treatment depending upon the severity of the condition.
Q: What are the side effects of HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM?
A: The most common side effects of applying HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM are stinging and burning sensation, itching, folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles), hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth), allergic contact dermatitis (red itchy rash), secondary infection, and stretch marks. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.
Q: Is HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM safe to use in children?
A: HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (less than 12 years of age). Consult your doctor before applying HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM.
Q: Can HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM be bought as over the counter drug?
A: No, HALOTIDE 0.05% CREAM should be bought only through prescription. It is a corticosteroid which suppresses your immunity and may cause certain side effects which should be regularly evaluated by your doctor.