Lexette (Halobetasol Propionate)
Drug:Lexette Foam (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)
Lexette Foam (Halobetasol) belongs to the class of medications called topical corticosteroids. Halobetasol is a very strong corticosteroid. Lexette Foam is prescription topical foam that is used on the skin for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in people over 18 years old. This medication works by reducing certain chemicals that cause inflammation and itching in the body. Halobetasol helps to reduce the itching, redness, scaling and swelling that occur.
The brand Lexette Foam is available from Canada and is manufactured by Mayne. It is available in the strength of 0.05%.
The common side effects of Lexette Foam may include the following at application site:
Other Side effects may include:
• New or unwanted hair growth;
• Skin discoloration;
• Stretch marks
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the following side effects:
• Increased thirst or urination;
• Swelling ankles or feet;
• Unusual or extreme tiredness;
• Vision problems;
• Weight loss
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
You should not use Lexette Foam if you have allergic to other corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone and prednisone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about the medications you use. If you use corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin, it will make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Lexette foam should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk when applied to your skin. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding your baby.
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