Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website ( http:///c4Rm4p ) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.
Halobetasol Propionate Ointment contains % strength of halobetasol propionate and is available in a 50g tube. Treatment beyond two consecutive weeks is not recommended and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g/week. Patients should apply a thin layer of Halonate ointment to the affected skin once or twice daily, as directed by a physician, and rub in gently and completely. The drug should not be used should not be used on the face, groin or in the axillae. Halonate may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of Halonate in pregnant women. Halonate should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Halonate ointment is administered to a nursing woman. Use in children under 12 years old is not recommended.