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Halometasone Topical



Halometasone topical is used to treat skin conditions such as eczematous dermatoses or eczema (red and itchy skin). It may also be used to treat chronic psoriasis vulgaris (relapsing, inflammatory skin condition characterized by silvery-white scales).

How it works

Halometasone belongs to class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by blocking the release of inflammatory mediators called cytokines thereby relieving inflammation, swelling and itching.

Common side effects

Bone disorder, Increased glucose level in blood, Decreased sodium level in blood, Impaired healing, Increased sweating, Irregular menstrual cycle, Loss of muscle mass, Muscle fractures, Susceptibility to infections, Thinning of skin


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Expert advice

  • Do not use halometasone on your face, underarms, or groin area or to treat any other skin disorder that has not been checked by your doctor.
  • Do not apply a thick layer of the preparation or use on sensitive areas of the skin.
  • Do not use under occlusive dressings or on large surface area as systemic absorption (into blood) can produce severe side effects.
  • Seek medical advice if your condition does not improve within 2 weeks or if you develop bacterial, fungal or viral skin infection.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to halometasone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have rosacea (redness, small and superficial dilated blood vessels on facial skin).
  • Do not use if you are suffering from bacterial, fungal or viral dermatitis (bacterial skin infections).
  • Do not use if you are suffering from perioral dermatitis (scaly or bumpy rash around the lips).
  • Do not use by Children under 15 years of age.
  • Do not use if you are suffering from skin ulcers and acne.

Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)