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HALOG (Halcinonide Cream, USP) 0.1% is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Apply the 0.1% HALOG (Halcinonide Cream, USP) to the affected area two to three times daily. Rub in gently.
Occlusive Dressing Technique
Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant conditions. Gently rub a small amount of cream into the lesion until it disappears. Reapply the preparation leaving a thin coating on the lesion, cover with a pliable nonporous film, and seal the edges. If needed, additional moisture may be provided by covering the lesion with a dampened clean cotton cloth before the nonporous film is applied or by briefly wetting the affected area with water immediately prior to applying the medication. The frequency of changing dressings is best determined on an individual basis. It may be convenient to apply HALOG under an occlusive dressing in the evening and to remove the dressing in the morning (i.e., 12-hour occlusion). When utilizing the 12-hour occlusion regimen, additional cream should be applied, without occlusion, during the day. Reapplication is essential at each dressing change.
If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.
HALOG® (Halcinonide Cream, USP) 0.1% is supplied as tubes containing 15 g (NDC 0003-1482-15), 30 g (NDC 0003-1482-20), and 60 g (NDC 0003-1482-30); and jars containing 240 g (NDC 0003-1482-40) of cream.
Store at room temperature; avoid excessive heat (104°F).
Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Inc., A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Princeton, NJ 08543 USA. Revised April 2003. FDA revision date: 9/29/2004
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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