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General Information on Halobetasol Propionate

Generic Name : Halobetasol Propionate

Pronunciation : HAL-oh-BAY-ta-sol

Latest prescription information about Halobetasol Propionate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Why is Halobetasol Propionate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for skin inflammation and itching. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

When should Halobetasol Propionate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Halobetasol Propionate?

Topical- Apply a thin layer to the affected skin once or twice daily.

How should Halobetasol Propionate be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Halobetasol Propionate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of measles, tuberculosis, chickenpox, or shingles, recent vaccination, skin infection, cuts, scrapes, or decreased blood flow to the skin, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this cream.

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth and nose.

Avoid using in genital area, face, groin, and under the armpits.

It should not be used in children younger than 12 years old.

What are the side effects of Halobetasol Propionate?

   Local : Dry skin, redness, skin scar, white patches, vesicles and rash.

What are the other precautions for Halobetasol Propionate?

Avoid excess dosage; otherwise condition may worsen.

What are the storage conditions for Halobetasol Propionate?

Store between 15C and 30C.

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