If you are using corticorelin or aldesleukin, tell your healthcare provider before starting treatment with halobetasol. Combining these drugs can lead to interactions, as halobetasol can decrease the effectiveness of these other medicines. To avoid complications, your healthcare provider may recommend not using these drugs together.
An Overview of Halobetasol Interactions
Halobetasol propionate (Ultravate®) is generally unlikely to react with other medications. However, there are a few potential drug interactions that may occur. Some of the products that can interfere with halobetasol include but are not limited to:
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when halobetasol is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Corticosteroids, including halobetasol, can make aldesleukin (a chemotherapy medication) less effective. In general, these medications should not be used together.
Corticosteroids, including halobetasol, can make corticorelin less effective. Corticorelin is used as a diagnostic agent in tests for Cushing's syndrome or other similar problems. If you are being tested for Cushing's disease, make sure your healthcare provider knows you have been using halobetasol.
It is possible that not all halobetasol drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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