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Ultravate 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.
As with other highly active corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control has been achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply a thin layer of Ultravate Cream or Ointment to the affected skin once or twice daily, as directed by your physician, and rub in gently and completely.
Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) 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.
Ultravate should not be used with occlusive dressings.
Ultravate® (halobetasol propionate) Cream, 0.05% is supplied in the following tube size:
50 g (NDC 10631-103-50)
Ultravate® (halobetasol propionate) Ointment, 0.05% is supplied in the following tube size:
50 g (NDC 10631-102-50)
Store Ultravate® Cream and Ointment between 15° C and 30° C (59° F and 86° F).
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Ranbaxy, Jacksonville, FL 32257, USA. Revised March 2012
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/17/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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