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Ultravate cream is a prescription topical medication used to reduce inflammation and itching caused by certain skin conditions, including plaque psoriasis and steroid-responsive dermatoses. It contains halobetasol propionate, a super-high potency corticosteroid.
The cream works to reduce inflammation and itching by targeting the body's immune response. Specifically, they bind to glucocorticoid receptors within cells, which then inhibits the production of certain inflammatory chemicals. This action helps to reduce inflammation, swelling, and itching associated with various skin conditions and provides the relief of symptoms.
Use and Dosage
Ultravate Cream is a topical medication that is applied directly to the affected area of the skin. It is typically applied once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.
Here are the general steps for using Ultravate Cream:
- Cleanse the affected area of the skin and make sure it is completely dry before applying Ultravate Cream.
- Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area and rub it in gently and completely.
- Wash your hands after applying the cream unless the affected area is on your hands.
- Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless directed by your doctor.
- Avoid applying Ultravate Cream to unaffected areas of the skin.
- Use Ultravate Cream for the full course of treatment as directed by your doctor, even if your symptoms begin to improve.
Use Ultravate Cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice. If you have any questions or concerns about using Ultravate Cream, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Common Side Effects of Ultravate Cream (Halobetasol Propionate):
- Burning, stinging, itching, or dryness of treated skin
- Cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat)
- Pain where the foam was applied
- Redness or crusting around your hair follicles
- spider veins
- Stretch marks
Serious Side Effects of Ultravate Cream (Halobetasol Propionate):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Discolored skin
- Dry mouth
- Eye pain
- Fruity breath odor
- Increased body hair
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Menstrual changes and
- Mood changes
- Muscle weakness
- Redness warmth swelling oozing or severe irritation of any treated skin
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sexual changes
- Slow wound healing
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Thinning skin
- Tunnel vision
- Weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso)
- Worsening of your skin condition
Forms and Strength
Ultravate Cream (Halobetasol Propionate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Ultravate Cream: Cream
- Do not use Ultravate cream on the face, underarms, or groin unless directed to do so by a healthcare provider.
- Do not use more than the recommended amount or apply it more often than directed, as this can increase the risk of side effects.
- Avoid using the cream on open wounds or broken skin, as it may increase the risk of absorption and systemic effects.
- Long-term use of high-potency topical corticosteroids like Ultravate cream may increase the risk of developing skin infections, skin atrophy, or other systemic effects.
- Avoid using the cream on areas of the skin that are infected or have other skin conditions without first consulting with a healthcare provider.
- If you experience an allergic reaction, such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing, after using Ultravate cream, seek medical attention immediately
- Do not use Ultravate cream on children or infants unless directed to do so by a healthcare provider. 8. Do not use the cream for longer than necessary or as directed by a healthcare provider, as this may increase the risk of developing skin thinning or other systemic effects.
- If you have a history of skin sensitivity or have had an allergic reaction to any other medications or substances, inform your healthcare provider before using Ultravate cream.
- Inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before using Ultravate cream, as some corticosteroids may affect fetal development or pass into breast milk and affect the baby.
- Seek medical attention if you experience any signs of infection, including redness, swelling, pain, and fever, while using Ultravate cream.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Ultravate Cream available over the counter?
No, Ultravate Cream is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.
Can Ultravate Cream be used on the face?
Ultravate Cream should not be used on the face unless directed by your doctor. The skin on the face is thinner and more sensitive than other areas of the body, and using a super-high potency corticosteroid such as halobetasol may cause skin thinning or other side effects.
How should Ultravate Cream be stored?
Ultravate Cream should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Do not freeze it. Keep the cream out of the reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Ultravate Cream?
If you miss a dose of Ultravate Cream, you should apply it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
It's important to purchase Ultravate Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.