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Information about Halcinonide Topical

Brand Name(s): Halog, Halog-E

Generic Name Halcinonide Topical

What is Halcinonide skin cream, ointment or topical solution?

HALCINONIDE (Halog®, Halog-E®) is a corticosteroid. Halcinonide treats skin problems that are accompanied by itching, redness, and swelling. Generic halcinonide skin cream, ointment, and topical solution are not available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive halcinonide?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • diabetes
  • infection, measles, tuberculosis, herpes or chickenpox
  • large areas of burned or damaged skin
  • skin wasting or thinning
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to halcinonide, steroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

Halcinonide skin cream, ointment, or topical solution is for external use only; do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film to the affected area and rub in gently. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed or for a longer period of time than ordered by your prescriber or health care professional. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Do not bandage or wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your prescriber or health care professional. If your prescriber or health care professional has instructed you to use a dressing (covering) over this medicine, make sure you know how to apply it.

Do not get halcinonide in your eyes. If you do, rinse it out with plenty of cool tap water.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses without advice.

What drug(s) may interact with halcinonide?

There are no known interactions between halcinonide skin preparations and other drugs.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about other skin products you are using. Do not apply halcinonide at the same site as other skin preparations without advice.

What side effects may I notice from receiving halcinonide?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • dark red spots on the skin
  • lack of healing of the skin condition
  • painful, red, pus-filled blisters in hair follicles
  • severe burning and continued itching of the skin
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising

Other serious side effects can develop if you use halcinonide for a long time, or if you use too much. Contact your prescriber or health care professional if you notice any unusual effects.

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning, itching, or irritation of the skin
  • dry skin
  • increased redness or scaling of the skin
  • unusual increased growth of hair on the face or body

What should I watch for while taking halcinonide?

Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve after one week of halcinonide use. It is important not to use more halcinonide than prescribed. Do not use on healthy skin or over large areas of skin. Tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are exposed to anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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