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Halox 0.05 % Lotion

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsUlobetasol
Description
Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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. Halox 0.05 % Lotion works by blocking certain chemicals in your body that cause swelling, itching, and irritation. Halox 0.05 % Lotion may cause 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. Halox 0.05 % Lotion is for use on the skin only. Avoid contact with the 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. Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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 Halox 0.05 % Lotion

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

Uses of Halox 0.05 % Lotion

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 Halox 0.05 % Lotion to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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 Halox 0.05 % Lotion.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Halox 0.05 % Lotion is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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 Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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

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

Breast-feeding

Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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

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

Chronic use

Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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

A high dose and prolonged use of Halox 0.05 % Lotion may cause growth retardation in some children. 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

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

Diabetes

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

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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 Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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 levels of cortisol (a chemical substance that helps your body respond to stress, regulate blood sugar, and fight infections) in the body. High doses of Halox 0.05 % Lotion should be used with caution as it may cause or worsen hyperadrenocorticism, in rare cases.

Ocular Toxicities

Prolonged use of high doses of Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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). Inform your doctor if you have a history of such eye problems.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Halox 0.05 % Lotion to the affected area 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
Halox 0.05 % Lotion 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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