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Apply HALOG SOLUTION (Halcinonide Topical Solution, USP) 0.1% to the affected area two to three times daily.
Occlusive Dressing Technique
Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant conditions. Apply the solution to 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 SOLUTION (halcinonide topical solution) 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 solution 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® SOLUTION (Halcinonide Topical Solution, USP) 0.1% is supplied in plastic squeeze bottles containing 20 mL (NDC 0003-0249-15) and 60 mL (NDC 0003-0249-20) of solution.
Store at room temperature; avoid freezing and temperatures above 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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