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    Information about Halobetasol

    Halobetasol uses

    Halobetasol is used in the treatment of Allergic disorders and severe allergic reactions.

    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

    Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Behavioural changes, Restlessness, Mood changes, Weight gain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    05 Mar 2019 | 10:52 AM (IST)
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    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


    Q. What is Halobetasol cream?

    Halobetasol is a corticosteroid cream used to relieve inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, poison ivy and allergies

    Q. Is it same as clobetasol?

    Clobetasol and halobetasol are both topical corticosteroid used for almost similar conditions of inflammatory skin disorders, however, the response differs based on individual condition and response.

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)