ammonium lactate and halobetasol topical kit (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Ultravate Pack Ointment)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ultravate Pack Ointment)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of halobetasol is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using ammonium lactate and halobetasol (Ultravate Pack Ointment)?
This medication should not be used to treat any skin condition your doctor has not prescribed it for.
Avoid using ammonium lactate and halobetasol topical to treat skin on your face, underarms, or groin area without your doctor's advice.
Avoid getting this medication in your mouth or eyes. If it does get into any of these areas, rinse with water. Do not apply the medication after shaving or use it on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. Also avoid using the medication in open wounds or on broken or infected skin.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Ammonium lactate can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.
What other drugs will affect ammonium lactate and halobetasol (Ultravate Pack Ointment)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied ammonium lactate and halobetasol. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ammonium lactate and halobetasol topical kit.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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