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Halobet 0.05 % Cream

Manufactured byAjanta Pharma Ltd.
ContainsUlobetasol
Description
Halobet 0.05 % Cream is a topical medicine that is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema (thick, dry, and itchy skin), dermatitis (irritation of the skin), psoriasis (a condition in which skin cells build up and cause dry, itchy, and scaly patches), etc. Halobet 0.05 % Cream works by blocking certain chemicals in your body that cause swelling, itching, and irritation. Halobet 0.05 % Cream shows side effects such as redness, itching, irritation, dryness, and a burning sensation at the site of application. These are usually mild and subside by themselves. However, consult your doctor if they persist or worsen. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Halobet 0.05 % Cream is for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, mouth, and open wounds. In case of accidental contact, wash thoroughly with water. Do not apply more than the prescribed quantity of this medicine. Halobet 0.05 % Cream is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Inform your doctor if you are using any other topical medications or have other skin conditions before starting treatment with this medicine. Also, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Halobet 0.05 % Cream

  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Discolouration or bruising of skin

Uses of Halobet 0.05 % Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Halobet 0.05 % Cream to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Halobet 0.05 % Cream remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Halobet 0.05 % Cream.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Halobet 0.05 % Cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Halobet 0.05 % Cream may be used with caution while breastfeeding. However, topical application to the nipple area may increase the risk of side effects in your baby. Avoid breastfeeding if you have applied this medicine around the nipples.

Allergy

Avoid using Halobet 0.05 % Cream if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Halobet 0.05 % Cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Halobet 0.05 % Cream may be used with caution while breastfeeding. However, topical application to the nipple area may increase the risk of side effects in your baby. Avoid breastfeeding if you have applied this medicine around the nipples.
General warnings

Use in children

Halobet 0.05 % Cream is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Chronic use

Halobet 0.05 % Cream should not be used for more than two weeks unless recommended by your doctor due to the increased risk of severe side effects.

Growth retardation

Halobet 0.05 % Cream may cause growth retardation in some children when used for a long duration. Your child's doctor may prescribe the minimum effective dose for the lowest duration possible to reduce the chances of such side effects.

External use

Halobet 0.05 % Cream is recommended for use on the skin only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes refers to an increase in blood sugar levels. Rarely, Halobet 0.05 % Cream may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have diabetes.

Skin infection

Halobet 0.05 % Cream works by reducing the activity of the immune system thus, increasing the risk of infections. Hence, it should be used with caution if you have active infections. Avoid using this medicine for more than the recommended duration.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Halobet 0.05 % Cream as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Halobet 0.05 % Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large amounts. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism, also known as Cushing's syndrome, is a condition that occurs due to high cortisol (a chemical substance that helps your body respond to stress, regulate blood sugar, and fight infections) levels in the body. High doses of Halobet 0.05 % Cream should be used with caution as it may cause or worsen hyperadrenocorticism, in rare cases.

Ocular Toxicities

Prolonged use of high doses of Halobet 0.05 % Cream may cause cataracts (a cloudy layer that forms in the lens of the eye) or increased fluid pressure inside the eye. Hence, it should be used with caution if you have a history of cataracts or glaucoma (an eye condition with abnormally high pressure inside the eye that may lead to vision loss).
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Halobet 0.05 % Cream as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if the symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Halobet 0.05 % Cream works by blocking the production of certain chemical substances that make the skin red, swollen, and itchy.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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