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What should I know about halobetasol before taking it?

Do not take halobetasol if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Halobetasol should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you have a skin infection, reduced blood flow to the skin, any cuts or scrapes or rosacea, talk to your doctor before using halobetasol. If you recently had a vaccination or have tuberculosis, chicken pox, the measles or shingles, talk to your doctor before using halobetasol. It has no specifically known drug interactions, but you should tell your doctor about any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, tropical drugs, vitamins and supplements you are taking before you use halobetasol. Be careful not to get halobetasol in your eyes, mouth or nose. You should not use this drug longer than two weeks. Contact a doctor if your condition has not improved in that time frame. This drug should be used with extreme caution in children.

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