ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate)

ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate)

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What is this medication?

ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate)
Topical Corticosteroid

ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate) is for plaque Psoriasis; Steroid-Responsive Dermatoses

How does this medication work? 

ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate) may reduce the formation, release, and activity of inflammatory mediators such as kinins, histamine and prostaglandins.  Reduces cell migration to the affected area and reverses the dilation and blood vessel permeability result in decreased access of cells to the site.  It has anti-inflammatory, vasoconstrictive, and antipruritic properties.  It has an high range potency.

How should I take this medication? 

Topical: Apply sparingly to skin once or twice daily; and total dosage should not exceed 50 g/week. 

How to Take: For external use only. Apply thin film to affected area and rub in completely. Wash hands after application (unless treating hands).

You Need to Avoid:  Not for ophthalmic, oral, or intravaginal use; do not apply to the face, scalp, groin, or axillae. Use of occlusive dressings is not recommended unless directed by a health care provider.

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Before starting ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate) make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take, if you have an active skin infection, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate) use has been associated with rare but serious adverse events such as adrenal suppression, contact dermatitis, Kaposi sarcoma, local irritation, ocular effects, skin infections, and systemic corticosteroid effects.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of medication, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, apply only that scheduled dose. Do not use extra product to make up for the missed dose.

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

HPA-axis suppression, application site irritation

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for ULTRAVATE (Halobetasol Propionate); only common ones.