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Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

Molecule Description

Halobetasol is a strong corticosteroid medicine which is used to apply on skin

for irritation and inflammation caused due to certain skin conditions.


Uses of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

  • Eczema (itchy inflammation of the skin)
  • Psoriasis (scales and itchy, dry patches)
  • Dermatitis (skin irritation)
  • Allergies
  • Rash

Contraindications of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

When should one not use Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

  • Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to Halobetasol or another corticosteroid medicine
  • Do not use this medicine if you have an infection or sore in the affected area
  • Do not use this medicine if you have an uncontrolled diabetes
  • Do not use this medicine if you have a tuberculosis infection of the skin

Side effects of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Allergic reaction like - fever, chills, rash, hives, breathing difficulty
  • Swelling over your face, lips, throat
  • Thinning of skin and discolouration
  • Stretch marks
  • Cracking, irritation, peeling and softening of the skin
  • Inflammation around the mouth
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles

Precautions and Warnings of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol



Can I take Halobetasol / Ulobetasol during pregnancy?
The effects of this medicine in the unborn baby are not known if used during pregnancy; therefore, avoid this medicine unless prescribed by the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Halobetasol / Ulobetasol while breastfeeding?
It is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk or not, therefore avoid this medicine during breastfeeding unless prescribed by a doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Halobetasol / Ulobetasol?
No data available about effect on driving when on this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with Halobetasol / Ulobetasol?
No specific information is available about the interaction of medicine with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have uneven heartbeats, dizziness, irritation, weakness, change in vision
  • Your skin is burning or has swelling and rashes over skin
  • Medicine-medicine interactions:
  • Oral corticosteroids (e.g., Prednisolone), Immunosuppressants (e.g., Cyclosporine), dietary supplements, herbal and over-the-counter medicines

Mode of Action of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

How Does It Work?

Halobetasol is a steroid medicine. It decreases the action of chemicals in the body that causes inflammation, thereby reducing the itching in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, etc.

Interactions of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

Interactions with other medicines

Oral corticosteroids (e.g., Prednisolone), Immunosuppressants (e.g., Cyclosporine), dietary supplements, herbal and over-the-counter medicines.

Interactions with food items

Interactions with food for this topical medicine are not reported.

Dietary Restrictions of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Dosage of Halobetasol / Ulobetasol


Overuse may worsen your skin condition. You may also experience muscle weakness, swelling, especially around your face. Consult your doctor as early as possible.

Missed a Dose

Apply the missed usage of medicine as early as you remember. Skip the missed application and do not apply extra medicine to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before using Halobetasol?

  • You must inform your doctor if you are suffering from any diseases or any allergies
  • Inform if you have any of the following:
  • If you suffer from rosacea, dermatitis around the mouth, cuts, skin infections, conditions causing reduced blood flow to the skin
  • If you are taking Prednisolone or similar medicines
  • If you have received any vaccines recently or had a positive TB test
  • Halobetesol can interact with other medicines hence inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, supplements or herbs. Also, tell your physician if you are stopping any medication. Inform...
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Q: Can I use this medicine for an extended period?

A: No, this medicine should not be used beyond two weeks. Consult your doctor if required to use these medicine beyond two weeks.
Last Updated on: 24 Dec 2020 | 01:48 PM (IST)

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