Halobetasol Propionate Ointment
If your healthcare provider recommends treating your skin condition with halobetasol propionate (Ultravate®) ointment or cream, you may be wondering what this medicine is and how it works.
This medication is available by prescription only and is approved for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, such as:
- Poison ivy
Halobetasol ointment and cream are a type of steroid and work by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. The medicine is applied to the affected areas of the skin once or twice daily. Using this product for extended periods can cause potentially serious problems, such as diabetes or Cushing's syndrome.
(For more information on this cream and ointment, click Halobetasol. This resource discusses dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and some general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)