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Halovate F Cream 30 gm

Halovate F Cream 30 gm

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Dec-26

About Halovate F Cream

Halovate F Cream is a dermatological medication primarily used to treat bacterial skin infections, such as eczema and dermatitis. Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes disease. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly. Eczema is a condition in which skin patches become inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. Some eczema types can also lead to blisters (a small bubble on the skin filled with serum and caused by friction, burning, or other damage). Dermatitis is a skin condition that causes itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. 

Halovate F Cream contains Halobetasol (corticosteroid) and Fusidic acid (antibiotic). Halobetasol belongs to the class of high-potency topical corticosteroids. Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive and antiproliferative (inhibit cell growth) properties. Halobetasol blocks prostaglandins (chemical messengers) production, making the affected area red, swollen, and itchy. It effectively treats inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema (inflamed and itchy skin) and psoriasis (skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches). On the other hand, Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from synthesising essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. It is used to treat infections like dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), spots, cuts, grazes, impetigo (weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin), and folliculitis (inflammation of one or more hair follicles).

Halovate F Cream is available in the topical (for skin) forms of cream, ointment, and gel. Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose that suits your infection. Halovate F Cream has common side effects like itching, dryness, redness, and a burning sensation at the application site. These side effects usually do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if you face any other symptoms or the side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

Let your doctor know if you have any allergic reactions to Halobetasol, Fusidic acid, or other medications. Do not use Halovate F Cream on thin skin, skin ulcers, broken veins, or acne without a doctor's advice. Do not apply tight dressings and bandages on the skin's affected areas after using Halovate F Cream unless the doctor advised. Halobetasol in Halovate F Cream is not recommended for diaper rash, diabetes, Cushing's disease (high cortisol levels), cataracts, and glaucoma. Do not use Halovate F Cream on sensitive areas like nostrils, ears, lips, or genitals if the doctor did not advise you. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before starting Halovate F Cream. If you have diabetes, liver disease, adrenal gland disorder, or any skin infection, inform your doctor before taking Halovate F Cream.

Uses of Halovate F Cream

Treatment of Bacterial skin infections, Eczema, Dermatitis.

Medicinal Benefits

Halovate F Cream is used to treat bacterial skin infections, such as eczema and dermatitis. It consists of two medicines: Halobetasol (corticosteroid) and Fusidic acid (antibiotic). Halobetasol is a high-potency topical corticosteroid that blocks prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers), making the affected area red, swollen, and itchy. It treats inflammation and itchiness caused by eczema (inflamed and itchy skin) and psoriasis (skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches). On the other hand, Fusidic acid is an antibiotic and prevents the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. It is used to treat infections like dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), spots, cuts, grazes, impetigo (weeping, crusty and swollen patch of skin) and folliculitis (inflammation of one or more hair follicles).

Directions for Use

Wash your hands before and after applying this cream. Take a small amount of the cream on a fingertip and apply it as a thin layer on the skin's clean and dry affected area, as advised by your doctor. Halovate F Cream is only for external use. Avoid contact with eyes as it may irritate them. If it accidentally comes in contact with the eyes, rinse with water thoroughly.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Halovate F Cream

  • Itching of the skin
  • Skin redness
  • Mild irritation
  • Burning sensation at the site of application

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Halovate F Cream or any other medicines. If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Halovate F Cream. Halovate F Cream is not recommended for children below 12 years of age as large amounts of Halovate F Cream may be absorbed through the skin easily in children and cause adverse effects. Avoid using Halovate F Cream on open wounds, windburned, sunburned, irritated, or dry skin. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with a bandage unless your doctor advises, as it may cause harmful effects. Avoid contact of topical Halovate F Cream with nose, mouth, or eyes as it may irritate. If Halovate F Cream accidentally comes in contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly. Avoid smoking or going near naked flames since Halovate F Cream can catch fire and burn easily. Tell your doctor before using Halovate F Cream if you have diabetes, Cushing's disease (high cortisol levels), cataract or glaucoma, thyroid and pituitary diseases, heart, kidney, or liver problems before using Halovate F Cream. Do not apply Halovate F Cream in large amounts or use for a long time than prescribed as it does not give quick or better results but increases the risk of side effects and makes skin more sensitive to Halovate F Cream.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Halovate F Cream may interact with anti-diabetic drugs (sitagliptin, vildagliptin, saxagliptin), blood cholesterol-lowering medicines (atorvastatin, simvastatin, rosuvastatin), HIV drugs (saquinavir, ritonavir), and blood thinners (warfarin, dicumarol).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have diabetes, liver disease, adrenal gland disorder, or any skin infection, inform your doctor before taking Halovate F Cream.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • SITAGLIPTIN
  • VILDAGLIPTIN
  • SAXAGLIPTIN
  • ATORVASTATIN
  • SIMVASTATIN
  • ROSUVASTATIN
  • SAQUINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • WARFARIN
  • DICUMAROL

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Use mild soap while taking baths and prefer warm baths.
  • Avoid harsh products on your skin.
  • Do not scratch or pick your skin to avoid infecting the affected area.
  • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Limit food intake that might trigger allergies, such as dairy products, soy, eggs, and nuts.
  • Avoid consuming foods with excess sugar, as it may flare up inflammation.
  • Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and fish.
  • Avoiding getting in contact with harsh soaps, detergents, and rough fabrics.

Special Advise

  • Regularly monitor blood sugar levels while taking Halovate F Cream as it may increase blood sugar levels.
  • Avoid using Halovate F Cream for more than 2 weeks without the doctor’s advice as it may increase the risk of adverse effects.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Bacterial infection: Bacterial infection occurs when harmful bacteria grow in the body and causes disease. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly. Bacteria occur in three basic shapes: spherical, rod, and spiral-shaped. Bacteria may be gram-positive (have thick cell walls) or gram-negative (do not have a cell wall). Common bacterial infection symptoms include cough, fever, and tiredness.

Eczema: It is a condition in which skin patches become inflamed, itchy, cracked and rough. Some eczema types can also lead to blisters (a small bubble on the skin filled with serum and caused by friction, burning, or other damage).

Dermatitis: It is a skin condition that causes itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin.

Psoriasis: It is a skin disorder in which the skin becomes scaly, swollen up and itchy.

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Alcohol

Caution

No interaction found/ established. Please consult your doctor before using Halovate F Cream.

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Pregnancy

Caution

The safety of Halovate F Cream in pregnant women is unknown. Hence, consult your doctor before using Halovate F Cream.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

The excretion of Halovate F Cream in human milk is unknown and is given to a breastfeeding mother only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not apply Halovate F Cream on breast areas to prevent the baby's accidental ingestion of Halovate F Cream.

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Driving

Caution

Halovate F Cream has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.

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Liver

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Halovate F Cream.

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Kidney

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Halovate F Cream.

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Children

Caution

Halovate F Cream is not recommended for children below 12 years of age as large amounts of Halovate F Cream may be absorbed through the skin easily in children and cause adverse effects. However, please consult a doctor before using Halovate F Cream in children.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, B/2, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026
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FAQs

Halovate F Cream is used to treat bacterial skin infections, such as eczema and dermatitis.
Halovate F Cream consists of Halobetasol and Fusidic acid. Halobetasol, a corticosteroid, works by blocking prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers), making the affected area red, swollen, and itchy. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic that prevents bacteria from synthesising essential proteins to carry out vital functions.
Halovate F Cream is not meant for the treatment of fungal or viral infections. Avoid its use in the treatment of fungal infections like ringworm or athlete's foot and viral infections, such as herpes or chickenpox, and acne or rosacea.
You are recommended to avoid using Halovate F Cream on the face, armpit, or groin area. Please consult a doctor before using Halovate F Cream.
Halovate F Cream is not recommended for children below 12 years of age as large amounts of Halovate F Cream may be absorbed through the skin easily in children and cause adverse effects. However, please consult a doctor before using Halovate F Cream in children.
Halobetasol in Halovate F Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy since it may harm the foetus. Please consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or already pregnant before starting Halovate F Cream.
Halovate F Cream, when used for longer periods, can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. Applying Halovate F Cream can cause a change in the colour of skin at the application site. Veins beneath the skin may become visible due to the thinning and weakening of the skin. Prolonged usage of Halovate F Cream may also cause increased hair growth. Please stop using Halovate F Cream and immediately consult your doctor if you notice these side effects.
Halovate F Cream consists of Halobetasol, which can cause a rise in blood sugar levels by suppressing insulin secretion. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have diabetes before using Halovate F Cream and regularly monitor blood sugar levels while using Halovate F Cream.

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