What is halobetasol propionate?

Halobetasol propionate is a prescription medication that is used to reduce the itching, swelling, redness, and irritation caused by certain skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, allergies, and rashes. It is a type of medication called a topical corticosteroid, and it helps reduce inflammation in the skin.

To use halobetasol propionate, wash and dry the affected area of skin. Spread a thin layer of halobetasol propionate on the affected area and rub it in. Halobetasol propionate should be applied once or twice a day, or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover the affected area with a bandage or wrap unless your doctor tells you to do so. Use halobetasol propionate exactly as prescribed by your doctor, as using it for longer than recommended may increase the risk for serious side effects. Make sure you do not get halobetasol propionate in or near the eyes, nose, or mouth. If the medication does get in those areas, rinse with lots of water.

Halobetasol propionate is the generic name for the active ingredient used in the brand-name medication Ultravate cream. Talk to your doctor to determine whether halobetasol propionate is right for you.

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