Highlights for halobetasol
halobetasol Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- lack of healing of the skin condition
- painful, red, pus filled blisters on the skin or in hair follicles
- severe burning and continued itching of the skin
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising
- any changes in vision
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- burning, itching, or irritation of the skin
- increased redness or scaling of the skin
halobetasol May Interact with Other Medications
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other medicines on the treated area without asking your doctor or health care professional.
How to Use halobetasol
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Do not cover with a bandage or dressing unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to. Do not use on healthy skin or over large areas of skin. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water. It is important not to use more medicine than prescribed. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- any type of active infection
- circulation problems or vascular disease
- large areas of burned or damaged skin
- thinning of the skin
- an unusual or allergic reaction to halobetasol, corticosteroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better within one week, or if you develop skin irritation from the medicine.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: May 1, 2009