Halobetasol (Halovate Cream) 0.05% cream is a highly potent corticosteroid used to treat a number of skin disorders. It decreases the skin’s itching, inflammation and redness. As its active ingredient, each cream contains 0.05% of Halobetasol.
Drug = Halobetasol
Strength = 0.05%
How to use
Squeeze out a thin layer of halovate cream on clean fingers or cotton applicator stick and apply on the affected area in gentle strokes. Do not apply the medicine on large areas of the skin unless prescribed by the physician.
Do not cover the area of the skin being treated. Covering treated areas will increase the amount of medicine absorbed through your skin and may cause harmful effects.
Use halobetasol exactly as directed and at the same time each day. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Dosage of Halobetasol (Halovate Cream) 0.05% Cream
Wash the affected area with soap and water. Apply a thin film into the affected area twice a day.
Missed Dose of Halobetasol (Halovate Cream) 0.05% Cream
Just apply the missed dose and then continue with the regular dosing schedule.
Do not double the dose under any circumstances.
Overdose of Halobetasol (Halovate Cream) 0.05% Cream
If you applied Halobetasol more than the prescribed dose, seek immediate medical help immediately.
People with the following medical conditions should not use Halobetasol:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the components of Halobetasol
- Herpes simplex
- Perioral dermatitis
- Acne rosacea/Vulgaris
- Syphilitic skin lesions
- Untreated bacterial, fungal and viral skin lesions
- Children 12 years old and younger
Halobetasol may have the following side effects:
- Stinging and burning sensation on the area of application
- Itchiness on the area
Inform your physician if you are taking over the counter medications and other vitamin supplements.
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Halobetasol.
How Does It Work?
Halobetasol facilitates inhibitory phospholipase A2 protein initiation, thereby inhibiting the release of arachidonic acid, thus impairing the development, release, and activity of inflammatory endogenous chemical mediators responsible for allergy-related symptoms, such as leukotrienes, histamines, and prostaglandins.
Halobetasol is used to treat the following conditions:
- Relief of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses
Special Precautions and Connected Warnings
Take special precautions if you have the following conditions:
- Not for use in the eyes, mouth and vaginal area
- Avoid applying over large areas of the body. Avoid contact with face, axillae, perianal region, genitalia, eyes and mucous membranes
- Discontinue treatment if irritation develops
- Patients with a history of allergic-type responses to other topical or oral corticosteroids
- History of preexisting skin atrophy and peripheral vascular disease
- History of immunosuppression and immunocompromised patient
- Concomitant use with systemic antifungal or steroid treatment
- Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Do not use Halobetasol that is expired or out of date.