Halobetasol relieves swelling, inflammation, and itching associated with certain skin conditions. Do not use this medication for more than 2 weeks.

Halobetasol Overview

Reviewed: September 16, 2013

Halobetasol is a prescription medication used to treat swelling, inflammation, and itching associated with skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. This topical (applied to skin) medication belongs to a group of drugs called glucocorticoids (also referred to as steroids) which reduce inflammation, pain, swelling, redness, and itching.

Halobetasol comes in cream and ointment forms. It is usually applied in a thin layer to the affected skin once or twice daily for up to 2 weeks.

Common side effects include skin reactions such as burning, itching, or stinging.

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Uses of Halobetasol

Halobetasol is a prescription medication used for the relief of the inflammation and itchiness caused by a variety of skin conditions.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Halobetasol Brand Names

Halobetasol may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Halobetasol Drug Class

Halobetasol is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Halobetasol

Common side effects include skin reactions such as:

  • burning
  • stinging
  • itching
  • redness

This is not a complete list of halobetasol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.