Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream

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Medicine Overview of Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream

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Uses of Halobetasol (topical)

Halobetasol (topical) is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Halobetasol (topical)

Common

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.

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How to use Halobetasol (topical)

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream works

Halobetasol (topical) belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.
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Uses of Miconazole Topical

Miconazole Topical is used in the treatment of Fungal infections.
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How to use Miconazole Topical

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream works

Miconazole topical stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

In Depth Information on Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream

Expert advice for Miconazole Topical

  • Avoid direct contact of cream/ gel with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from liver problems, blood disease or if you have been exposed to HIV or if you have stomach, shoulder, or lower back pain, fever, chills, nausea, foul-smelling vaginal discharge or vomiting. 
  • Tell your doctor if you often have vaginal yeast infections (e.g., once a month or 3 in 6 months).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to miconazole or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not use if you have kidney or liver problems.
  • Oral gel should not be used in infants <4 months of age.
Warnings
Special precautions for Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
It is not known whether Halobet MZ 0.05%/2% Cream alters the
ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Halobet
MZ 0.05%/2% Cream in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Miconazole Topical

Q. Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract
Q. Does miconazole cause burning sensation?
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning can be seen with use of miconazole
Q. Does miconazole cause dry skin?
No, miconazole is not known to cause drying of skin
Q. Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole topical is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections, as advised by the doctor. However, oral gel should not be used in infants < 4 months of age
Q. Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to the class of antifungal agents
Q. Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections
Q. Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections.
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