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Halotop Cream

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Overview

Introduction

Halotop Cream belongs to a group of medicine called steroids. It is used for treatment of allergic disorders and inflammatory skin conditions. It provides relief from swelling, redness, and itching in the affected area.

Halotop Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine evenly on the affected skin.

Use it regularly to get the maximum from it. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Using of the medicine may cause stinging, burning, or itching at the site of application. These side effects are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using this medicine. It is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Uses of Halotop Cream

Side effects of Halotop Cream

Common
  • Headache
  • Application site pain

How to use Halotop Cream

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 Halotop Cream works

Halotop Cream is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Halotop Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Halotop Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Halotop Cream
₹7.0/gm of Cream
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Halovate Cream
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₹8.6/gm of Cream
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Halonova Cream
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₹8.65/gm of Cream
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Halovate Cream
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₹13.03/gm of Cream
86% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Halotop Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Halotop Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Halotop Cream. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Halotop Cream suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Halotop with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Itching problem near genital area & stomach disorders
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use ebernet cream - twice daily for 6wks
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FAQs

Q. What is Halotop propionate used for? How to use the medicine?

Halotop propionate is a steroid medicine which is used on the skin to relieve inflammatory and itchy skin diseases. It also helps in reducing redness, scaling, and swelling associated with these conditions. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor. Usually, it is to be rubbed in gently on the affected skin twice daily for a maximum of about two weeks. In case you do not find any considerable improvement within two weeks, consult your doctor for reevaluation.

Q. Can you use Halotop on broken skin?

No, Halotop should not be applied on broken skin. It is a steroid, which means that it works by suppressing the immune system. It may cause varied side effects which can delay in wound healing. Moreover, steroids are also known to cause skin atrophy which might worsen the associated condition.

Q. Does Halotop cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Yes, Halotop may cause local skin reactions like burning, itching, irritation, dryness, and hypopigmentation in sensitive individuals, although it is rare. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any history of allergy or reaction before you start therapy with this medicine. Sometimes the reaction is also due to the added ingredients with the drug. In case of any reaction, stop the medication immediately and inform the doctor.

Q. Are Ulobetasol and Halotop the same?

Yes, these two are the same medicine. Ulobetasol is an alternate chemical name for Halotop. They both are steroids that can be applied topically.

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References
  1. Halobetasol. Yeruham, Israel: Perrigo; 2015. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Halobetasol Topical Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Mayo Clinic. Halobetasol. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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