Halogud 0.05% Ointment 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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment?
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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment?
If you forget to use Halogud 0.05% Ointment, do not worry and continue using Halogud 0.05% Ointment as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can you use Halogud 0.05% Ointment on broken skin?
No, Halogud 0.05% Ointment 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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment cause local irritation or skin reactions?
Yes, Halogud 0.05% Ointment 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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment the same?
Yes, these two are the same medicine. Ulobetasol is an alternate chemical name for Halogud 0.05% Ointment. They both are steroids that can be applied topically.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Halogud 0.05% Ointment?
Be careful not to get Halogud 0.05% Ointment 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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment 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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment 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 Halogud 0.05% Ointment only if prescribed by the doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 15th Jun 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.