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Halog-E Cream

Last reviewed on RxList: 9/17/2019
Halog-E Cream Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 9/17/2019

Halog-E Cream (halcinonide) 0.1% is a topical corticosteroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. The brand name Halog-E Cream is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Halog-E Cream (halcinonide) 0.1% include:

  • skin itching
  • burning
  • dryness
  • thinning or softening of skin
  • skin rash or irritation around your mouth
  • swollen hair follicles
  • changes in color of treated skin
  • blisters
  • pimples
  • crusting of treated skin, or
  • stretch marks

Apply Halog-E Cream 0.1% to the affected area one to three times daily. Rub in gently. Halog-E Cream may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Halog-E Cream may be harmful to a fetus. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Halog-E Cream (halcinonide) 0.1% Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Halog-E Cream Consumer Information

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.

Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Stop using halcinonide topical and call your doctor if you have:

  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • uneven heartbeats;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
  • tired feeling.

Also stop using halcinonide topical and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe skin irritation where the medicine was applied; or
  • signs of skin infection (swelling, redness, warmtth, oozing).

Common side effects may include:

  • increased hair growth;
  • burning or itching of treated skin;
  • skin dryness or irritation;
  • acne, skin rash;
  • folliculitis (redness or crusting around your hair follicles);
  • lightened color of treated skin;
  • stretch marks; or
  • white or "pruned" appearance of the skin (caused by leaving wound dressings on for long periods of time).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Halog-E Cream (Halcinonide Cream)

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SIDE EFFECTS

The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings (reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence): burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Halog-E Cream (Halcinonide Cream)

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© Halog-E Cream Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Halog-E Cream Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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