Information about Halobetasol

Halobetasol Uses

Halobetasol is used in the treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

How Halobetasol works

Halobetasol is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Halobetasol

Headache, Application site pain
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Available Medicine for Halobetasol

HalovateGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
195 to ₹2585 variant(s)
HaloxSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
215 to ₹2393 variant(s)
HalodermMicro Labs Ltd
62 to ₹1805 variant(s)
HalotopIpca Laboratories Ltd
226 to ₹2722 variant(s)
HabiccorAlembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
122 to ₹2422 variant(s)
HalobetAjanta Pharma Ltd
156 to ₹2452 variant(s)
HalonovaTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1421 variant(s)
UltravexDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
2581 variant(s)
HalomeshApex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
1641 variant(s)
HalotufRytus Therapeutics Ltd
571 variant(s)

Expert advice for Halobetasol

  • Halobetasol helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Halobetasol can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Halobetasol suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Halobetasol

Halobetasol

Q. What is Halobetasol used for?

Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol?

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 Halobetasol?

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

Q. Can you use Halobetasol on broken skin?

No, Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Yes, Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol the same?

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

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

Be careful not to get Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol 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 Halobetasol only if prescribed by the doctor.

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