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Halox S Ointment

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Halobetasol, Salicylic Acid
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 18, 2019

This is a combination medicament which has Halobetasol and Salicylic Acid as active ingredients. It is a strong corticosteroid. This medicament treats inflammation and itchiness caused by skin conditions. It functions by reducing the inflammation.

The dosage for this medicament should be prescribed by your doctor based on your age, medical history and condition. However, the usual dose is about 0.05% that needs to be applied in a small amount on the affected area and very gently rub. Before application washes your hands well.

This medicament is primarily used for the following conditions:

Possible side effects of this medicament are as follows:

  • Skin Irritation

  • Dry Skin

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicament is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicament is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Halox S Ointment , and hence can be used as its substitute.

This medicament acts by the induction of lipocortins which are phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins. Inhibition of these proteins inhibits the release of arachidonic acid, which is a common precursor of inflammation mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Salicylic Acid is a keratolytic medicine which breaks down keratin clumps, removes dead skin cells and softens the skin. It also enhances the absorption of Halobetasol into the skin.

Ques: What is Halox S Ointment?

Ans: This medicament has Halobetasol and Salicylic Acid as active elements present. This medicine performs its action by reducing the production of prostaglandins that cause pain, redness, and itchiness in the body.

Ques: What are the uses of Halox S Ointment?

Ans: This medicament is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like swelling, skin diseases, melasma, allergies, photodamage, dandruff, freckles, lentigines, acne vulgaris, and corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses symptoms.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Halox S Ointment?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medicament. These include dry skin, itching, burning sensations, skin rashes, vesicles, skin atrophy, leukoderma, and erythema.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Halox S Ointment?

Ans: This medicament should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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