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Halotuf Cream

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Halotuf 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.

Halotuf 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.

This medicine may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness 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 Halotuf Cream

  • Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Side effects of Halotuf Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Halotuf

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Halotuf 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 Halotuf Cream works

Halotuf 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
Halotuf 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
Halotuf 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.
Halotuf Cream
₹5.7/gm of Cream
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Ajanta Pharma Ltd
₹7.47/gm of Cream
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Halotop Cream
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
₹7.54/gm of Cream
32% costlier
Halovate Cream
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹8.6/gm of Cream
51% costlier
Halonova Cream
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹9.5/gm of Cream
67% costlier
Halomesh Cream
Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹10.93/gm of Cream
92% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Halotuf 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 Halotuf 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 Halotuf Cream. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Halotuf Cream suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/mineralocorticoids, progestogins and derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Halotuf 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): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Sir, I am having inflammation, itching and red skin with water on the penis foreskin since last 2 days. I have tried washing with Potasium Permanganate water and putting Clotrimazole Powder but not much relief. Pls suggest what shall I do. Thanks PATIENT
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello plz visit to any dermatologist and get STD screening first and use candid B cream with moisturiser. Give rest to penis
HIGH ITCHING IN LOWER PART WITH REDNESS N BLACKISH APPEARENCE OF SKIN
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use ebernet cream -twice daily for 6wks
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FAQs

Q. What is Halotuf Cream used for?

Halotuf Cream 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.

Q. How to use Halotuf Cream?

It should be rubbed gently on the affected skin twice daily for a maximum of about 2 weeks. In case, you do not find any considerable improvement within 2 weeks, consult your doctor for reevaluation.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Halotuf Cream?

If you forget to use Halotuf Cream, do not worry and continue using Halotuf Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can you use Halotuf Cream on broken skin?

No, Halotuf Cream 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 slow the healing process. Moreover, steroids are also known to cause skin atrophy which might worsen the associated condition.

Q. Does Halotuf Cream cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Yes, Halotuf Cream 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. In some cases, the reason for reactions could be the ingredients that are included in the drug. In case of any reaction, stop the medication immediately and inform the doctor.

Q. Are Ulobetasol and Halotuf Cream the same?

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

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Halotuf Cream?

Be careful not to get Halotuf Cream into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Halotuf Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Halotuf Cream with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Halotuf Cream only if prescribed by the doctor.
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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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