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Halosys S Ointment

Manufactured bySYSTOPIC LABORATORIES PVT. LTD
ContainsUlobetasol (0.05 %w/w) + Salicylic Acid (3 %w/w)
Description

Halosys S Ointment is a combination medicine used for the treatment of plaque psoriasis, a condition characterized by a scaly, itchy, and dry skin. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Halosys S Ointment

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Blisters under the skin
  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Easy bruising of skin
  • Unusually warm skin
  • Pus at the root of hairs

Uses of Halosys S Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Plaque 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 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. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to ulobetasol, other corticosteroids, salicylic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
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. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

Salicylism

Prolonged use of this medicine may lead to a toxic condition marked by ringing in the ears, nausea, and vomiting (salicylism) in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

External use

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

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.

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

Tretinoin/ Isotretinoin

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 in some cases 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 patients having a high level of adrenal hormones in the body and in 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 ointment 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. Salicylic acid softens and loosens the dry, scaly, or thickened skin, which causes shedding of the outer layer of the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Topical keratolytics, Topical antipsoriatics

Schedule

Schedule H

Ulobetasol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 14 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00596

Halobetasol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 14 September 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5311167#section=Top

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 14 September 2017]. Available from:

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

Salicylic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 12 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00936

Salicylic Acid Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 12 April 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607072.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 26 Oct 2018

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