Ultravate Ointment

Last updated on RxList: 10/1/2020
Ultravate Ointment Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Ultravate Ointment?

Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) Ointment and Cream, 0.05% is a corticosteroid prescribed for the for the relief of inflammation and itching due to a variety of skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, allergies, and rash. Ultravate is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Ultravate Ointment?

Common side effects for Ultravate Ointment or Cream include:

  • application site skin reactions (stinging, burning, itching, dryness, or redness)
  • skin rash
  • thinning or softening of your skin
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth
  • swollen hair follicles
  • spider veins
  • numbness or tingling
  • changes in color of treated skin
  • blisters
  • pimples
  • crusting of treated skin
  • stretch marks

Dosage for Ultravate Ointment?

Apply a thin layer dose of Ultravate Ointment or Cream to the affected skin twice daily for up to two weeks. Rub in gently. Discontinue therapy when control is achieved.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Ultravate Ointment?

Ultravate Ointment or Cream may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Ultravate Ointment During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Ultravate Ointment or Cream; it is unknown if it could harm a fetus. It is unknown if Ultravate Ointment or Cream passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) Ointment and Cream, 0.05% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • worsening of your skin condition;
  • redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; or
  • possible signs of absorbing this medicine through your skin--weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso), slow wound healing, thinning or discolored skin, increased body hair, muscle weakness, nausea, diarrhea, tiredness, mood changes, menstrual changes, sexual changes.

Common side effects may include:

  • burning, stinging, itching, or dryness of treated skin;
  • pain where the foam was applied;
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
  • stretch marks;
  • spider veins;
  • headache; or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Ultravate Ointment (Halobetasol Propionate Ointment)


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In controlled clinical trials, the most frequent adverse events reported for Ultravate Ointment included stinging or burning in 1.6% of the patients. Less frequently reported adverse reactions were pustulation,erythema,skin atrophy, leukoderma, acne, itching, secondary infection, telangiectasia, urticaria, dry skin, miliaria, paresthesia, and rash.

The following additional local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, and they may occur more frequently with high potency corticosteroids, such as Ultravate Ointment (halobetasol propionate ointment) . These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, striae and miliaria.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ultravate Ointment (Halobetasol Propionate Ointment)

© Ultravate Ointment Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Ultravate Ointment Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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