What is Halobetasol topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Ultravate Halovate

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Halobetasol is used to treat swelling, inflammation, and itching associated with skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, poison ivy, and allergies.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriasis 7 3
Allergic contact dermatitis 2 1
Eczema 2 2
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma 1 0
Lichen planopilaris 1 2
Lichen sclerosus 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Halobetasol topical

Side effect Patients
Bruising 1
Dry skin 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Halobetasol topical

Dosage Patients
0.05 g daily 3
2 0.05% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Halobetasol topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Halobetasol topical

Duration

Currently taking Halobetasol topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Halobetasol topical

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 4
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Halobetasol topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Halobetasol topical

May 29, 2012 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (bruising)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.05 g Weekly
Advice & Tips: Severe bruising at treatment sites
Cost: < $25 monthly

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