Halometasone

Description

Halometasone is a topical corticosteroid used for the symptomatic relief of symptoms such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, rashes, etc. associated with eczema.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Halometasone

  • Burning or stinging sensation at application site
  • Acne
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Flushing or redness of skin
  • Dry skin

Uses of Halometasone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Eczema
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to halometasone or any other inactive ingredient present along with it.

Skin ulcers or Open Wounds

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with skin ulcers or open wounds at the affected sites due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Prolonged use

This medicine is not recommended for prolonged use due to the increased risk of adverse effects. If symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks, consult a doctor for reassessment.

Usage on skin

If the medicine is used on the face, care should be taken to avoid it from getting into the eyes since it may cause eye redness and eye irritation.

Application at specific sites

Application of high doses in areas where chances of absorption are higher (e.g., face, armpit, groin, etc.) should be avoided since this may cause severe adverse effects.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients below 18 years of age, and only under the supervision of your doctor since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area 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 decreasing the release of certain chemical substances that are responsible for causing swelling, redness, pain, irritation, etc.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical Corticosteroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 6 Apr 2018

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