Ultravate X Side Effects Center

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

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Ultravate X?

Ultravate X (halobetasol propionate) Cream, 0.05% is a super-high potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

What Are Side Effects of Ultravate X?

Common side effects of Ultravate X Cream include:

  • skin stinging or burning,
  • itching,
  • dry skin,
  • skin redness,
  • thinning skin,
  • white patches on the skin,
  • cysts, and
  • rash.

Dosage for Ultravate X?

Apply a thin layer dose of Ultravate X Cream to the affected skin once or twice daily, as directed by your physician, and rub in gently and completely.

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

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

Ultravate X During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Ultravate X Cream; it is unknown if it will affect a fetus. It is unknown if Ultravate X Cream passes into breast milk. Systemically administered corticosteroids pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Ultravate X (halobetasol propionate) 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.


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Ultravate X Professional Information


In controlled clinical trials, the most frequent adverse events reported for Ultravate Cream included stinging, burning or itching in 4.4% of the patients. Less frequently reported adverse reactions were dry skin, erythema, skin atrophy, leukoderma, vesicles 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 Cream. 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 X (halobetasol propionate)

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

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