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Halog

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/28/2017
Halog Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/28/2017

Halog (halcinonide cream) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Common side effects of Halog Cream include:

  • burning
  • itching
  • irritation, or
  • dryness when first applied to the skin

This should disappear in a few days as the body adjusts to Halog Cream.

Other side effects of Halog Cream include:

  • thinning or softening of your 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.

The recommended dose of Halog is to apply the 0.1% cream to the affected area two to three times daily. Rub in gently. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Halog. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Halog should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Other medications in this class pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Halog (halcinonide cream) 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.

Halog 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 (Halcinonide Cream)

Halog Professional Information

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 (Halcinonide Cream)

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

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