Ultravex® cream is manufactured by reputable Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories. This medicated cream is used to treat certain skin conditions (it can treat skin disorders such as itching and swelling, such as psoriasis) and contains Halobetasol Propionate in a concentration of 0.05%. Halobetasol helps reduce the itching, redness, scaling, and swelling that can occur with these conditions. This medication is a very strong (super-high-potency) corticosteroid.
How to use Halobetasol Propionate 0.05% cream
Read the Patient information leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your dermatologist before you start using halobetasol cream and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor. Use this medication only on the skin. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Wash and dry your hands before applying the medication. Apply a very thin layer onto the affected area(s) as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times daily. After applying the cream, gently rub in until the medication disappears. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
After applying the medication, wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. Use this medication only for the condition it was prescribed for. Do not apply more than directed, or use it more often or for longer than prescribed by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse after 2 weeks.
Side effects of Halobetasol Propionate 0.05% cream
Burning, stinging, irritation, dryness, or redness at the application site may occur. Acne, new/unwanted hair growth, “hair bumps” (folliculitis), skin thinning/discoloration, or stretch marks may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Skin infections can become worse when using this medication. Tell your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.
Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.