Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) prescription available online 

If you are suffering from eczema, dermatitis, or another skin condition, Ultravate (halobetasol propionate) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Ultravate from a board-certified doctor online.

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About Ultravate (halobetasol propionate)

Ultravate is considered a topical corticosteroid, which functions by reducing inflammation in the body. Halobetasol propionate lotion is a high-potency topical corticosteroid.

Some conditions that Ultravate is known to treat include eczema, dermatitis, and skin rashes. Ultravate is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as halobetasol propionate lotion, as well as under different brand names.

Ultravate may be prescribed as an ointment. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Ultravate lotion, be sure to complete the full course of the topical corticosteroid unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the topical corticosteroids may not fully treat your skin irritation. 

Ultravate uses

There are many FDA-approved uses for Ultravate, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online clinician may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Eczema

    Ultravate is used to treat eczema. It can also help reduce skin rash, itching, discomfort, and other symptoms of eczema.

  • Dermatitis

    Ultravate is FDA-approved as a short-term treatment for dermatitis.

  • Plaque psoriasis

    Ultravate is FDA-approved to treat plaque psoriasis. It can also help reduce redness and itching around the affected skin.

Ultravate side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Ultravate are typically mild. Most Ultravate side effects are associated with burning, stinging, and itching of the affected skin. Common side effects of Ultravate can include:

    • Pain where the Ultravate lotion was applied

    • Redness or crusting around hair follicles

    • Headache

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Worsening of skin conditions

    • Redness, warmth, or oozing of treated skin

    • Blurred vision, tunnel vision, or eye pain

    You should call your doctor if you any side effects occur, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The use of Ultravate in pediatric patients under age 12 is not recommended.

How to take Ultravate

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Ultravate prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Ultravate can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. Wash your hands before and after applying Ultravate lotion unless you're using the topical to treat the skin on your hands.

Do not take Ultravate by mouth. Topical medications are only intended for use on the skin. Apply a thin layer to the affected area, and avoid applying Ultravate to open wounds or sunburned, dry, or irritated skin.

What to avoid while taking Ultravate

Ultravate has 46 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications, topical medications, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with Ultravate include:

  • Acetohexamide

  • Dulaglutide

  • Insulin lispro

  • Metformin

  • Semaglutide

Ultravate is unlikely to interact with alcohol.

Medication alternatives to Ultravate

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest topical corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory medications in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Eczema

    Opzelura (ruxolitinib 1.5%) cream


    Eucrisa (Crisaborole)

  • Dermatitis

    Lidex cream



  • Plaque psoriasis

    Topicort (desoximetasone)

    Lidex cream

    Diprolene lotion

Ultravate prescription FAQs

  • How much does Ultravate cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Ultravate typically costs around $974 for a supply of 60 mL without insurance. Its generic, halobetasol propionate, may be more affordable. You can also save up to 80% on prescriptions as a PlushCare member with our prescription discount card.

  • How can I refill my Ultravate prescription?

    To refill your Ultravate prescription, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, your physician can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • Who should not take Ultravate?

    To make sure Ultravate is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • Any type of skin infection

    • Skin reactions to steroid medicine

    • An adrenal insufficiency

    • Liver disease

    • Intracranial hypertension

    • High blood sugar

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Ultravate?

    If you miss a dose of Ultravate, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Ultravate?

    If you've taken too much Ultravate, seek emergency medical attention or contact your local poison control center if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

  • What is Ultravate ointment used for?

    Ultravate lotion is used to treat skin rashes and inflammation caused by atopic dermatitis, plaque psoriasis, and eczema.

  • Is Ultravate a strong steroid?

    Yes, Ultravate is a high-potency topical corticosteroid.

  • Is there a generic for Ultravate?

    Yes, halobetasol propionate is the generic medication for Ultravate.

  • Is Ultravate a prescription?

    Yes, Ultravate lotion requires a prescription.

  • Is Ultravate a topical steroid?

    Yes, Ultravate is a topical steroid and belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

  • How long does it take for Ultravate to work?

    Most patients see an improvement in their skin condition within a few days of starting Ultravate.

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Ultravate prescription pricing details

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