Haloderm 0.05 % Cream

Manufactured byMicro Labs Ltd.
ContainsUlobetasol
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Description

Haloderm 0.05 % Cream is a potent steroidal medication used to treat redness, itching, swelling, and irritation associated with skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, insect bites, and severe allergies.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Haloderm 0.05 % Cream

  • Blisters under the skin
  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Easy bruising of skin
  • Unusually warm skin
  • Acneiform eruptions
  • Pus at the root of hairs
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application

Uses of Haloderm 0.05 % Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine is cumulative and takes more than 7-10 days to show.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for 4-5 weeks.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely required and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely required and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ulobetasol or any other inactive ingredient present along with it. This medicine should also be avoided in patients with a known allergy to any other corticosteroids.

Skin Infection

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with an active skin infection including fungal or cutaneous viral infections.

Opthalmic use

This medicine is not recommended for use in eyes.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely required and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely required and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in children since long-term exposure may interfere with the normal growth and development process.

Chronic use

High doses of this medicine should not be used for more than two weeks due to the increased risk of adverse effects. If required, low doses can be used for longterm only under the supervision of your doctor.

Application area specific dose

Application of high doses in areas where chances of absorption are higher (e.g., face, armpit, groin, etc.) should be avoided.

Allergic skin reaction

Use of this medicine may cause local allergic skin reactions such as a rash, erythema, pinpoint spots, etc.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for the next scheduled application. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. 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

Diabetes

Haloderm 0.05 % Cream may alter the blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. This interaction is based on the amount applied, the concentration of the medicine, and the size of the application area. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary for such patients during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diaper rash

This medicine should not be applied on diaper rashes since the risks of systemic absorption and associated complications are significantly high.

Hyperadrenocorticism

Since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high, this medicine should be used with caution in people having a high level of adrenal hormones in the body and patients diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Haloderm 0.05 % Cream as instructed by the 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 the doctor. Contact your doctor if 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
This medicine works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and irritation of the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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