HALOVATE Cream 30gm

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Drug Information

What is Halobetasol Propionate used for?

Halobetasol Propionate is a steroid used to treat skin inflammation associated with the following conditions:

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis

Halobetasol Propionate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Halobetasol Propionate work?

Halobetasol Propionate 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 Halobetasol Propionate?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Halobetasol Propionate as prescribed by your doctor.

For topical application, apply a thin layer of Halobetasol Propionate ointment over the affected area of the skin and rub it gently.

If you miss a dose of Halobetasol Propionate, 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 Halobetasol Propionate?

Drugs that interact with Halobetasol Propionate include the following:

  • Alogliptin
  • Mometasone
  • Prednisolone
  • Tolbutamide

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 Halobetasol Propionate?

The following are the most common side effects of Halobetasol Propionate:

  • Blisters on the skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Dry skin
  • Skin rash

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Acne
  • 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 Halobetasol Propionate?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Halobetasol Propionate or similar drugs.
  • Avoid application of topical pain relievers over the inflamed skin.
  • Avoid contact of Halobetasol Propionate with eyes or mucous membranes.
  • Do not use Halobetasol Propionate cream/ointment more often or longer than recommended.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Halobetasol Propionate?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any cuts or scrapes on the skin before using Halobetasol Propionate 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 Halobetasol Propionate

  1. What are the other formulations of Halobetasol Propionate available?
  2. Halobetasol Propionate is available as cream, lotion and ointment dosage forms.

  3. How long can I use Halobetasol Propionate?
  4. Halobetasol Propionate 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 Halobetasol Propionate medication.

  5. How should Halobetasol Propionate be stored?
  6. Halobetasol Propionate is stored at room temperature (15 – 30OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  7. Is it safe to alter the dose of Halobetasol Propionate cream/ointment?
  8. No, altering the dose of Halobetasol Propionate is not advised. Halobetasol Propionate dose should be used as prescribed.

  9. What are the overdose symptoms of Halobetasol Propionate ointment?
  10. The overdose symptoms of Halobetasol Propionate ointment include skin rash and swelling. Consult your doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms.


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