Q. What is Halovate propionate used for? How to use the medicine?
Halovate 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 Halovate on broken skin?
No, Halovate 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 Halovate cause local irritation or skin reactions?
Yes, Halovate 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 Halovate the same?
Yes, these two are the same medicine. Ulobetasol is an alternate chemical name for Halovate. They both are steroids that can be applied topically.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.