Halovate Cream (Halobetasol)
What is Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) used for?
Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) is a topical steroid used to treat inflammatory skin conditions. The medication reduces skin inflammation to prevent swelling, pain, and irritation associated with these conditions. It is commonly used to treat eczema, psoriasis, or allergic reactions. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Halovate Cream (Halobetasol)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally applied once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream to the area, gently massage it into the screen, and allow the area to remain uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each administration to prevent the cream from contacting the mucous membranes or other areas of the skin not being treated.
What are the side effects of Halovate Cream (Halobetasol)?
Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are vision problems, insomnia, muscle fatigue, weight gain, or unusual mood changes. Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as any worrying symptoms occur to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your frequency of administration to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) should not be applied to broken or severely damaged skin. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to halobetasol or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have poor circulation or reduced immune system function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Halovate Cream (Halobetasol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.