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(halcinonide) Cream, USP 0.1%
For Topical Use Only.
Not For Ophthalmic Use.
The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as antiinflammatory and antipruritic agents. The steroids in this class include halcinonide. Halcinonide is designated chemically as 21-Chloro-9-fluoro-11β,16α, 17-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone. Graphic formula:
C24H32ClFO5, MW 454.96, CAS-3093-35-4
Each gram of 0.1% HALOG (Halcinonide Cream, USP) contains 1 mg halcinonide in a specially formulated cream base consisting of cetyl alcohol, dimethicone 350, glyceryl monostearate NF XII, isopropyl palmitate, polysorbate 60, propylene glycol, purified water, and titanium dioxide.
What are the possible side effects of halcinonide topical (Halog, Halog-E)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing halcinonide topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
What are the precautions when taking halcinonide cream (Halog Cream)?
Before using halcinonide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, immune system problems.
Do not use if there is an infection or sore present in the area to be treated.
Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/14/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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