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Ultravate Side Effects

Generic name: halobetasol topical

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 21, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about halobetasol topical. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ultravate.

Applies to halobetasol topical: topical application cream, topical application foam, topical application lotion, topical application ointment.

Serious side effects of Ultravate

Along with its needed effects, halobetasol topical (the active ingredient contained in Ultravate) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking halobetasol topical:

Less common

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Ultravate

Some side effects of halobetasol topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to halobetasol topical: topical cream, topical foam, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment.

General

The most commonly reported side effects were stinging, burning, and itching.[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Intracranial hypertension (including bulging fontanelles, headaches, bilateral papilledema), paresthesia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Dry skin, erythema, skin atrophy, leukoderma, vesicles, rash, pustulation, acne, secondary infection, telangiectasia, urticaria, miliaria, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, striae[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria[Ref]

Local

Common (1% to 10%): Stinging, burning, itching[Ref]

Frequently asked questions

References

1. (2022) "Product Information. Ultravate (halobetasol topical)." Apothecon Inc

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.