What are the side effects of halobetasol?

Common side effects of halobetasol include: redness, dryness, itching, burning and stinging. Serious side effects of halobetasol include: new cracking, peeling, burning or irritation; excess hair growth; acne-like rash; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; flushing, confusion, drowsiness, increased urination and increased thirst; muscle weakness; softening, thinning or discoloration of the skin; and weight gain in unusual places, such as the face. See your doctor about any sign of a severe side effect, or if you have an allergic reaction to halobetasol. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: hives, an itchy rash, chest tightness or swelling of the face, mouth, eyes, lips, tongue or throat.

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