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What are the side effects of halobetasol ointment?

Halobetasol ointment may cause certain side effects in some people. In rare cases, halobetasol ointment may cause a severe allergic reaction that leads to difficulty breathing, swelling in the face or throat and hives. If you develop these symptoms, get medical attention right away. If you absorb too much halobetasol through your skin, you may develop symptoms like muscle weakness, weight loss or gain, vision problems and severe headaches. Other serious side effects of halobetasol ointment may include severe irritation or swelling of the skin, excessive hair growth or skin discoloration. Less severe side effects include temporary itching, burning, stinging, or dryness of the affected skin. Other side effects are possible, so talk to your doctor if any new or unusual symptoms develop while using the medication.

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