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Halostrol-F Cream

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
ContainsUlobetasol (0.5 mg) + Fusidic acid (20 mg)
Description

Halostrol-F Cream is a combination medicine is used for the treatment of infected dermatoses (diseases or conditions affecting the skin, nails, and hair). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Halostrol-F Cream

  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Easy bruising of skin
  • Unusually warm skin
  • Pus at the root of hairs
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application
  • Skin blistering
  • Hives and wheezing
  • Skin Rash

Uses of Halostrol-F Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Infected Dermatoses
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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 this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely 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 ulobetasol, fusidic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Opthalmic use

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

Pregnancy

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

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Chronic use

High doses of this medicine should not be used for more than two weeks due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. If required, low doses can be used for long-term 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. Systemic absorption may result in severe adverse effects.

Allergic skin reaction

Use of this medicine may cause local allergic skin reactions such as a rash, erythema, pinpoint spots, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Usage on skin

Avoid contact of this medicine with your eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin.

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 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

Cholestyramine

Antistaphylococcal penicillin

Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine may alter the blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. This interaction is based on the amount applied and the size of the application area. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary for such patients during treatment with this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Diaper rash

This medicine should not be applied to diaper rashes since the risks of systemic absorption and associated complications are significantly high. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.

Hyperadrenocorticism

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 due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
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
Ulobetasol works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and irritation of the skin. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic which blocks protein synthesis in bacteria. This helps in stopping the growth of bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Steroid antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 27 February 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3364

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 27 February 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/208183s000lbl.pdf

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 1 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tevauk.com/mediafile/id/39936.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Jun 2018

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