Ultravate is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat plaque psoriasis in people age 18 and older. Ultravate is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat eczema. Ultravate is also known by its drug name, Halobetasol.
Ultravate is a highly potent corticosteroid. It is believed that Ultravate works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Ultravate is applied to the affected area twice daily.
Ultravate comes in the form of a lotion.
The FDA-approved label for Ultravate lists common side effects including headache, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), and spider veins. Topical corticosteroids have also been known to cause stretch marks, excessive hair growth, secondary infection, perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth), allergic contact dermatitis, and folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles).
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Ultravate – Sun Pharma
Prescription Topical Treatment – National Eczema Association