HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID belongs to the class of ‘dermatological agents’ primarily used in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Eczema is a condition in which skin becomes red, itchy, and inflamed due to external agents such as soaps, dyes, or other irritants. Psoriasis is an autoimmune (immune system attacks healthy cells) skin disorder in which the skin becomes scaly, swelled up, and itchy.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID is a combination of two medicines: Halobetasol and Salicylic acid. Halobetasol belongs to the class of corticosteroids and it has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiproliferative (inhibit cell growth) properties. It blocks the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that cause inflammatory symptoms such as red, swollen, and itchy rashes. Salicylic acid enhances the activity of halobetasol. It is a keratolytic medicine that breaks down the clumps of keratin (protein present on the skin), removes dead skin cells, and softens the skin. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and topical antibacterial agent.
You should use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID may cause side effects such as itching, dryness, irritation, and burning sensation at the application site, stretch marks, headache, and cold symptoms such as stuffy nose or sneezing. These side effects usually do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if you notice any other symptoms or the side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
Do not use HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID if you are allergic to Halobetasol, Salicylic acid, or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID, inform your doctor if you have any type of skin infection, a skin reaction to any steroid medicine, an adrenal gland disorder, liver disease, or planning to have surgery. HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID should not be used in children under 12 years of age. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID is a combination of two medicines: Halobetasol and Salicylic acid. Halobetasol belongs to the class of corticosteroids and it has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiproliferative (inhibit cell growth) properties. It blocks the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers that cause the skin to become red, swollen, and itchy). Salicylic acid enhances the absorption of Halobetasol. It is a keratolytic medicine (softens, separates, and peels the horny layer of skin), which breaks down the clumps of keratin, removes dead skin cells, and softens the skin. It is also an anti-inflammatory and topical antibacterial agent.
Stop using HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID and inform your doctor immediately, if you notice any persistent skin irritation, worsening of the skin disease, high blood sugar (symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth), blurred vision, or other visual disturbances, or weight gain. If you are using HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID to treat plaque psoriasis, you should stop taking this medicine when your symptoms are improved. Do not use the medicine on the face, scalp, underarms, or groin area. Do not smoke or go near flames as there is a risk of serious burns with the salicylic acid present in HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID. Avoid using other topical medicines on the affected area while using HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID.
Drug-drug interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-food interactions: No interactions found.
Drug-disease interactions: HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, skin infection, adrenal gland disorder, or liver diseases.
Alcohol may increase the risk of side-effects and worsen your health condition.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID is a Category C pregnancy drug and is given to a pregnant woman only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
The excretion of HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID in human milk is unknown and is given to a breastfeeding mother only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID may not affect your ability to drive.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID can be used in patients with kidney diseases when prescribed by a doctor.
HALOBETASOL+SALICYLIC ACID is not recommended for children under 12 years of age children can absorb more amounts of medicine through the skin resulting in an increased risk of adverse effects.
Eczema: Eczema is a skin inflammatory condition characterized by red and itchy rashes. The most common cause of eczema is allergies. Contact with soaps, dyes, chemicals, or other irritants may trigger rashes. Avoiding the triggers helps to prevent flare-ups of eczema.
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease characterized by red, itchy, and scaly rashes. This condition occurs when skin cells grow and buildup rapidly resulting in scaly rashes. It is a chronic disease and doesn’t have a permanent cure. So, to avoid flare-ups of the disease, avoid triggers such as stress and cold.
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