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Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment

Manufactured byDr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsUlobetasol
Description
Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment is a topical medicine that is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema (thick, dry, and itchy skin) and dermatitis (irritation of the skin), psoriasis (a condition in which skin cells build up and cause dry, itchy, and scaly patches), etc. Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment works by blocking the action of certain chemicals in your body that cause swelling, itching, and irritation. Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment may cause side effects such as thinning of the skin, redness, itching, irritation, burning sensation, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms do not subside on their own or become severe. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment is for external use only. Apply the medicine to the affected areas as instructed by your doctor. Do not apply more than the prescribed quantity of this medicine. Avoid contact with your eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and open wounds. In case of accidental contact, wash thoroughly with water. Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age. Inform your doctor if you are using other topical medications or have any other skin conditions. Also, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment

  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Dry skin
  • Skin rash
  • Lightening of skin at the area of application
  • Unusual warmth of skin

Uses of Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment

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 Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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 Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    It is not known if Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment is safe to be used in pregnancy. Hence consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment may be used with caution while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation. Avoid applying it to the breast area that may come into contact with your baby's mouth.

Allergy

Avoid using Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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

It is not known if Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment is safe to be used in pregnancy. Hence consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment may be used with caution while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation. Avoid applying it to the breast area that may come into contact with your baby's mouth.
General warnings

Use in children

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

Chronic use

Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment should not be used for more than two weeks unless prescribed by your doctor due to the increased risk of side effects.

Growth retardation

Higher and prolonged doses of Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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

Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin.

Diabetes

Diabetes refers to high blood sugar levels. Rarely, Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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 Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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 Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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 Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment should be used with caution as it may cause or worsen hyperadrenocorticism, in rare cases.

Ocular Toxicities

Prolonged use of high doses of Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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 Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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
Ultravex 0.05 % Ointment 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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