Halox Ointment 20gm

Skin Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

HALOX OINTMENT contains Halobetasol which belongs to a group of medicines called Topical Corticosteroids. HALOX OINTMENT 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.

Avoid applying HALOX OINTMENT, if you are allergic to Halobetasol, have rosacea (condition marked by small, red, pus-filled bumps on face), or perioral dermatitis (red rash around the mouth).

Before applying HALOX OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you have concomitant skin infections (infections caused by parasites).

HALOX OINTMENT should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women only if it is necessary. Consult your doctor for advice.

HALOX OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (less than 12 years of age). Consult your doctor for advice.

The most common side effects of applying HALOX OINTMENT 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.

USES OF HALOX OINTMENT

  • Used to provide relief from inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses

HOW HALOX OINTMENT WORKS

HALOX OINTMENT works by the induction of lipocortins (inflammatory enzyme) that results in the decreased biosynthesis of prostaglandins and leukotrienes (potent mediators of inflammation) which prevents the release of arachidonic acid (hormone responsible for inflammatory process in the skin) thus providing relief from the inflammation, redness, and itching sensation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply HALOX OINTMENT 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 right dose depends upon the severity of the condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF HALOX OINTMENT

COMMON

  • stinging and burning sensation
  • itching
  • folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles)
  • hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
  • acneiform eruptions (skin lesions)
  • hypopigmentation (loss of skin color)
  • perioral dermatitis (red rash around mouth)
  • allergic contact dermatitis (red itchy rash)
  • secondary infection
  • stretch marks
  • miliaria (heat rash)

UNCOMMON

  • dry skin
  • erythema
  • skin atrophy (thin skin)
  • leukoderma (loss of skin color)
  • vesicles (thin walled fluid with sac in skin)
  • pustule (pus filled lesions of skin)
  • pimple
  • telangiectasia (small-widened blood vessels on skin)

RARE

Stop applying HALOX OINTMENT and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of allergic contact dermatitis such as red rash, severe itching, dry, cracked, and scaly skin

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dry skin:

Try moisturizing your skin with an ointment, cream, or lotion 2 or 3 times a day, or as often as needed. Moisturizers help to keep the area moisture, so they work best on damp skin. After you bathe, pat your skin dry then apply your moisturizer. Try to avoid using skin care products and soaps that contain alcohol, fragrances, dyes, or other chemicals.

Itchy skin:

 Try to pat or tap your skin instead of scratching it. Hold a damp towel to cool your skin. Wear loose clothing and avoid tight clothes, or clothes made from wool or synthetic fabrics. Avoid using perfumed soaps, deodorants or moisturizers and use skin softeners regularly.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

HALOX OINTMENT should be used with caution in pregnant women only if it is clearly advised by your doctor. Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

BREASTFEEDING

HALOX OINTMENT should be used with caution in breastfeeding women only if clearly advised by your doctor. Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

KIDNEY

HALOX OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

LIVER

HALOX OINTMENT should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

ALLERGY

Do not use HALOX OINTMENT if you are allergic to Halobetasol  or any other ingredients in the medicine. Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

OTHERS

HALOX OINTMENT is not recommended for use if you:

  • have rosacea  
  • have perioral dermatitis  

Before applying HALOX OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you have:

  • concomitant skin infections (infections caused by parasites)

Use in pediatrics:

HALOX OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (less than 12 years of age). Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT

Use in geriatrics:

HALOX OINTMENT should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before applying HALOX OINTMENT, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the prescription, non-prescription and herbal supplements.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much HALOX OINTMENT, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Halobetasol
Pharmacological Category :   Topical Corticosteroids
Therapeutic Indication :   Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
Dosage Forms :   Cream, Ointment, Lotion, Gel

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep the medicine out of reach in children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT HALOX OINTMENT

What HALOX OINTMENT is used for?

HALOX OINTMENT 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.

How HALOX OINTMENT is applied on the affected site?

Apply HALOX OINTMENT 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.

What are the side effects of HALOX OINTMENT?

The most common side effects of applying HALOX OINTMENT 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.

Is HALOX OINTMENT safe to use in children?

HALOX OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (less than 12 years of age). Consult your doctor before applying HALOX OINTMENT.

Can HALOX OINTMENT be bought as over the counter drug?

No, HALOX OINTMENT 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.

REFERENCES

1. Constance G Visovsky, Cheryl H Zambroski, Rebecca M. Lutz. Integumentary System Medications. Edmunds' Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider - E-Book. 2022. Page – 34.

2. Nardin Awad; Charles V. Preuss. Halobetasol Cream. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. StatPearls. March 2022 [Accessed on 11th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK544234/

3. Halobetasol Lotion, Cream and Ointment Monograph. Pharmacy Benefits Management Services. [Revised in October 2016] [Accessed on 11th June 2022] https://www.pbm.va.gov/PBM/clinicalguidance/drugmonographs/Halobetasol_ULTRAVATE_Lotion_Cream_Ointment_Monograph.pdf

4. HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE cream. DailyMed. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine. February 2021. [Accessed on 11th June 2022] https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=511a33bb-3f21-4ee6-b63c-dc616047329f

5. HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE ointment. DailyMed. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine. November 2021. [Accessed on 11th June 2022] https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f12ff257-dd77-4f9c-97c4-339784772d9f

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 0.05 %
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Halox Ointment 20gm

Halox Ointment 20gm Mkt: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.220.00
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