Halobetasol Generic

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  2. Halobetasol Propionate
    Generic for Ultravate
    50g tube of creams $26.59 USD
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    Generic for Ultravate
    50g tube of ointments $30.57 USD
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Do you need a prescription for halobetasol?

Yes, halobetasol is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is halobetasol without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase halobetasol, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for halobetasol in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a halobetasol savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your halobetasol with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a halobetasol coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide halobetasol coupons or FREE halobetasol samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for halobetasol in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much halobetasol?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using halobetasol. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much halobetasol. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic halobetasol?

Generic halobetasol refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of halobetasol

Halobetasol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

Active ingredient of halobetasol

The active ingredient of halobetasol is halobetasol propionate.

US brand name of halobetasol and manufacturer

Halobetasol is available in the US under various brand names, including Ultravate and Halog. It is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of halobetasol and manufacturer

In the UK, halobetasol is not available.

Prescription requirement for halobetasol

A prescription (Rx) is required for halobetasol in the US.

Availability of halobetasol in the UK with NHS prescription

Halobetasol is not available in the UK.

Conditions treated by halobetasol

Halobetasol is primarily used for the treatment of skin conditions, including eczema. It helps to reduce inflammation, itching, and redness associated with these conditions. Halobetasol topical is used to treat inflammatory skin conditions in adults and children 12 years of age and older, with plaque psoriasis, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

How does halobetasol work?

Halobetasol is a strong high-potency topical steroid that belongs to the corticosteroid class of drugs. It is commonly used topically to treat various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Halobetasol works by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness on the skin. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and duration of treatment to avoid any potential side effects.

Forms of halobetasol available

Halobetasol is available in various dosage forms, such as topical creams, ointments, lotions and solutions. It should be applied directly to the affected area as directed by a healthcare professional.

Dosage of halobetasol

The dosage of halobetasol may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, the severity of the condition, and the individual response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Drug interactions

While there are no known significant drug interactions with halobetasol, it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or pharmacist before starting any new medications.

It is important to disclose all medications you are currently taking, including all prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and vitamins, to ensure there are no potential interactions. Although halobetasol is primarily a topical medication, it can still have systemic effects, especially if used in large amounts or over a prolonged period.

It is worth noting that certain medications, such as other corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs, may increase the risk of systemic side effects when used with halobetasol. Additionally, medications that affect liver enzymes, such as certain antifungal drugs or HIV protease inhibitors, may alter the metabolism of halobetasol.

Remember, this information is not exhaustive, and it is always recommended to seek professional advice to ensure the safe and effective use of halobetasol. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals have access to comprehensive drug interaction databases and can provide personalized advice based on your specific medical history and medication regimen.

Directions for halobetasol use

Halobetasol should be used exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is typically applied to the affected skin areas, in a thin layer, and gently rubbed in.

It is important to use halobetasol sparingly and avoid excessive or prolonged use. It is important to wash your hands before and after applying halobetasol, unless the treated area is on your hands. It should not be applied to the face, groin, or underarms unless specifically instructed by your doctor. It is recommended to use halobetasol for the shortest duration possible and follow the prescribed usage instructions to avoid potential side effects. If there is no improvement in your skin condition or if it worsens, contact your doctor for further guidance.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up. Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Warnings and precautions for halobetasol

  • Halobetasol should not be used on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed by a healthcare provider
  • Before using halobetasol, it is important to check whether you are allergic to any ingredients in the medication. Allergic reactions can include a skin rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention
  • Concurrent use of other topical corticosteroids may increase the risk of systemic corticosteroid side effects, such as adrenal suppression or Cushing’s syndrome
  • Long-term use of halobetasol, particularly on the face or near the eyes, can increase the risk of developing glaucoma and cataracts. Glaucoma is a condition that causes increased pressure within the eye, leading to optic nerve damage and potential vision loss. Cataracts, on the other hand, cause clouding of the eye’s lens, resulting in blurred or impaired vision. It is important to avoid applying halobetasol near the eyes and to use it sparingly to minimize the risk of these eye conditions
  • There is limited information on the safety of halobetasol use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. While animal studies have not shown any adverse effects on pregnancy or fetal development, it is still recommended to use halobetasol with caution and only if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. It is important to discuss with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using halobetasol
  • The safety and efficacy of halobetasol in children and elderly individuals have not been established. Children may be more susceptible to the side effects of corticosteroids, including adrenal suppression and growth retardation. Elderly individuals may have thinner skin, making them more prone to skin atrophy and other adverse effects. It is advisable to consult a healthcare professional before using halobetasol on children or elderly individuals
  • Halobetasol propionate cream is not recommended for the treatment of rosacea or perioral dermatitis

Drug interactions

Halobetasol is a potent corticosteroid that is commonly used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. When it comes to drug interactions, it is always important to consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist, as they can provide specific information based on your individual situation. Some common medications that may interact with halobetasol include:

  • Other corticosteroids: Concurrent use of multiple corticosteroids can increase the risk of systemic absorption, leading to potential adverse effects such as adrenal suppression, Cushing’s syndrome, or a weakened immune system
  • Topical irritants: Using halobetasol with other topical irritants, such as retinoids or salicylic acid, can cause excessive skin irritation, redness, or dryness
  • Halobetasol, like other potent corticosteroids, has the potential to cause adrenal suppression when used for an extended period or in high doses. Adrenal suppression occurs when the body’s natural production of cortisol is suppressed, leading to adrenal insufficiency. When halobetasol is combined with other corticosteroids, the risk of adrenal suppression increases. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, low blood pressure, and electrolyte imbalances. It is important to monitor for these symptoms and consult a healthcare professional if they occur
  • Prolonged use of halobetasol, especially in combination with other corticosteroids, can lead to skin atrophy. Skin atrophy is a thinning of the skin, making it more prone to tearing, bruising, and infections. It can also cause a decrease in collagen and elastin production, resulting in wrinkles and a loss of elasticity. To minimize the risk of skin atrophy, it is important to use halobetasol sparingly and for short durations, especially on sensitive areas of the body like the face and genitals
  • Combining halobetasol with immunosuppressive medications or using it on areas of the skin with an open wound or infection can increase the risk of infections. Corticosteroids can weaken the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off pathogens. If an infection occurs, it may be more severe and difficult to treat. It is crucial to inform your healthcare provider about any existing skin infections or if you are currently taking immunosuppressive medications before using halobetasol

It is important to note that these are not all the possible interactions. Always consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medications or treatments, including halobetasol. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your specific situation and medical history.

Use of halobetasol during pregnancy

The use of halobetasol during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The medication should be used only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Use of halobetasol while breastfeeding

Halobetasol should not be applied to the breasts while breastfeeding, as it may be absorbed by the infant. It is important to consult a healthcare provider before using halobetasol while breastfeeding.

Possible side effects of halobetasol

Common side effects of halobetasol may include skin irritation, burning, itching, or redness at the application site. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider.

Similar drugs to halobetasol

Other topical corticosteroids used for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions include clobetasol, betamethasone, and mometasone.


  • FDA Prescribing Information for Halobetasol
  • MHRA product information for Halobetasol
  • WebMD – Halobetasol
  • Drugs.com – Halobetasol
  • NHS UK
Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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