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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

    Headache, Application site pain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    11 Nov 2019 | 03:08 PM (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 propionate used for? How to use the medicine?

    Halobetasol 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 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 delay in wound healing. 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. 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 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)