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Halobetasol Propionate Ointment 0.05% is a super-high potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Treatment beyond two consecutive weeks is not recommended and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g/week because of the potential for the drug to suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis Use in children under 12 years of age is not recommended.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a thin layer of Halobetasol Propionate Ointment to the affected skin once or twice daily, as directed by your physician, and rub in gently and completely.
Halobetasol Propionate Ointment is a super-high potency topical corticosteroid; therefore, treatment should be limited to two weeks, and amounts greater than 50 g/wk should not be used. As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary Halobetasol Propionate Ointment should not be used with occlusive dressings
Halonate™ is supplied in the following:
(NDC 68712-034-01) one 50 g tube of halobetasol propionate ointment 0.05% packaged with one 4 oz can of ammonium lactate mousse 12%
Store between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F).
Manufactured by: G&W Laboratories, Inc. South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Manufactured for: JSJ Pharmaceuticals, Charleston, SC 29401. 1 -800-499-4468. www.jsjpharm.com. Issued 05/09This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/23/2011
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