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      HALONOVA S 15GM OINT

      Halonova S 15GM ointment
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Halonova S 15GM ointment is a combination medicine used to treat skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of itchiness, swelling, inflammation and cracked skin and may lead to intense itching and scratching of the skin. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches on the elbows, knees, scalp, chest and other parts of the body. This ointment works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that cause itching, swelling and irritation. This medicine also removes the dead skin, promotes healing and softens the skin. However, the uses of this ointment mentioned here are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredients of Halonova S 15GM ointment are Halobetasol propionate (0.05% W/W) and Salicylic acid (3 % W/W)

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      It is a combination medicine, used to treat psoriasis and eczema. Halobetasol propionate is a steroid which works by blocking the production of prostaglandins (chemical messengers) that cause pain and make red, swollen and itchy. Salicylic acid acts a keratolytic agent and achieves a slow, painless destruction of warts (thickened upper layer of skin) and shedding the scales which are bound by it. It breaks keratin lumps, removes dead cells and softens the skin.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Halonova S ointment:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the ointment
      • Caution:
      • Open wounds and broken skin
      • Children less than 2 years of age
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      • Avoid contact with mouth, eyes and mucous membranes
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Halonova S ointment. It is usually well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration. You may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Itching at the application site
      • Slight burning
      • Redness
      • Peeling
      • Blistering
      • Skin rash
      • Skin thinning
      • Dry skin
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Use Halonova S ointment as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this ointment for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount prescribed even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the fungus to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.
      Before application wash with water and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of this ointment 2 times daily or as advised by your doctor and gently rub. Avoid getting this ointment in contact with open wounds, eyes, mouth and nose.

      Overdosage

      Avoid using Halonova S ointment more than required. An overdose is extremely unlikely with this ointment since it is only for external use. Internal consumption of medicine leads to harmful side effects. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after using the medicine, promptly seek medical attention. Symptoms of over dose may include:

      • Burning sensation
      • Severe itching
      • Paraesthesia of skin
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use Halonova S ointment on the advice of your medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the ointment may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this ointment for renal patients, consult your doctor if you have renal problems and stay on the safe side.

      Liver:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this ointment for hepatic patients, consult your doctor if you have liver problems and stay on the safe side.

      Pregnancy:

      Halonova S ointment is not considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on fetus; however, there are limited human studies. Though it is a topic preparation, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this ointment.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is not considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before using the ointment.

      Alcohol:

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the interaction of this ointment with alcohol, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Driving:

      This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this ointment, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Food:

      There are no known food interactions with this ointment.

      Drug Interactions:

      There are no known drug interactions with Halonova S ointment. Check with your medical professional about all the possible interactions of other topical corticosteroids or drugs you’re taking.

      Precautions
      • Do not use the open bottle for more than one month
      • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to avoid contamination
      • Do not use this medication for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Halobetasol Propionate for:

      This medication is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for skin inflammation and itching.

      How does Halobetasol Propionate work:

      It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

      How should Halobetasol Propionate be used:

      It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician. Topical- Apply a thin layer to the affected skin once or twice daily.

      Common side effects of Halobetasol Propionate :

      Dry skin, redness, skin scar, white patches, vesicles and rash.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Generally its given on needed basis.

      What precautions should I take when taking Halobetasol Propionate :

      If you have an allergy to halobetasol or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Halobetasol Propionate with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Halobetasol Propionate :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Topical Corticosteroids


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      It is a combination medicine used to treat skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of itchiness, swelling, inflammation and cracked skin and may lead to intense itching and scratching of the skin. Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, itchy scaly patches on the elbows, knees, scalp, chest and other parts of the body. This ointment works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that cause itching, swelling and irritation. This medicine also removes the dead skin, promotes healing and softens the skin.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      The ointment is well tolerated when used in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include itching at the application site, slight burning, redness, peeling, blistering, skin rash, skin thinning, dry skin. Most side effects are temporary and usually subsides on their own. However, consult your doctor if they persist for a longer duration.

      Q3. Should we use Halonova S 15GM ointment with food or without food?

      Usage of the ointment does not depend on food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while using the Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before using this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised among patients who are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients used in the ointment, open wounds and broken skin, children less than 2 years of age, pregnancy and lactation. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.

      Q5. Does Halonova S 15GM ointment make you sleepy?

      This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of using this ointment, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Q6. Is Halonova S 15GM ointment harmful? What does an overdose of Halonova S 15GM ointment lead to?

      This medicine is usually well tolerated when used in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to burning sensation, severe itching, paraesthesia of skin.

      Q7. Can I use Halonova S 15GM ointment during pregnancy?

      It is generally considered safe to use in pregnant women unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Animal studies have shown no or low adverse effects on fetus; however, there are limited human studies. Though it is a topic preparation, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before using this ointment.

      Q8. Can Halonova S 15GM ointment be used without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not use the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      Since there is not enough reliable information about the interaction of this ointment with alcohol, consult your doctor and stay on the safe side.

      Q10. How to store Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the ointment according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q12. Can we give Halonova S 15GM ointment to children?

      If used according to the directions given by your doctor, it is safe to be used in children.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically determined. You will start to feel better in 1-2 days after using the ointment. But continue to use the ointment until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after medicine has begun.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Halonova S 15GM ointment last?

      The duration for which this medicine remains active on the body is not clinically determined.

      Q15. Can we use Halonova S 15GM ointment daily?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I use the Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I use Halonova S 15GM ointment?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

      indrad -382721,dist mehsana,india

      Packed By

      TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

      indrad -382721,dist mehsana,india

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