What is HALOTOP Cream used for?
HALOTOP Cream is a steroid used to treat skin inflammation associated with the following conditions:
- Allergic skin reactions
HALOTOP Cream may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does HALOTOP Cream work?
HALOTOP Cream belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. This drug acts by inducing the inhibitory proteins called as lipocortins. These lipocortins control the synthesis of inflammatory mediators such as leukotrienes and prostaglandins by inhibiting the release of arachidonic acid. Thus, the drug reduces the inflammation.
How to use HALOTOP Cream?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use HALOTOP Cream as prescribed by your doctor.
For topical application, apply a thin layer of HALOTOP Cream ointment over the affected area of the skin and rub it gently.
If you miss a dose of HALOTOP Cream, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with HALOTOP Cream?
Drugs that interact with HALOTOP Cream include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of HALOTOP Cream?
The following are the most common side effects of HALOTOP Cream:
- Blisters on the skin
- Burning sensation
- Dry skin
- Skin rash
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Skin discolouration
- Skin thinning
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions HALOTOP Cream?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to HALOTOP Cream or similar drugs.
- Avoid application of topical pain relievers over the inflamed skin.
- Avoid contact of HALOTOP Cream with eyes or mucous membranes.
- Do not use HALOTOP Cream cream/ointment more often or longer than recommended.
What should you tell your doctor before taking HALOTOP Cream?
- Inform your doctor if you have any cuts or scrapes on the skin before using HALOTOP Cream medication.
- Tell your doctor if you are using Prednisolone or its analogues.
- Inform your doctor if you have any recent history of vaccination.
Frequently Asked Questions about HALOTOP Cream
- What are the other formulations of HALOTOP Cream available?
- How long can I use HALOTOP Cream?
- How should HALOTOP Cream be stored?
- Is it safe to alter the dose of HALOTOP Cream cream/ointment?
- What are the overdose symptoms of HALOTOP Cream ointment?
HALOTOP Cream is available as cream, lotion and ointment dosage forms.
HALOTOP Cream should not be used for more than two weeks. However, you must use the drug for the prescribed duration. Consult your doctor if you have to discontinue HALOTOP Cream medication.
HALOTOP Cream is stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.
No, altering the dose of HALOTOP Cream is not advised. HALOTOP Cream dose should be used as prescribed.
The overdose symptoms of HALOTOP Cream ointment include skin rash and swelling. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.
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