Halog is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin conditions associated with inflammation and itching. Halog is also referred to by its drug name, halcinonide.
Halog is a high-potency corticosteroid. It is believed that halcinonide works in cases of psoriasis by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Halog is available as a topical cream, liquid, or ointment. Halog is applied to the affected areas two or three times a day. Apply Halog at the same times each day. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying Halog.
Side effects of Halog may include burning, itching, irritation, dryness, inflammation of hair follicles, excessive hair growth, acne, lightening of skin patches, irritation, thinning of the skin, and rash.
The risk for serious side effects of Halog or other topical corticosteroids increase with the potency of the drug, prolonged use, use over larger areas of skin, and adding bandages or other covering (occlusion) after applying the medication. Like systemic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.
Notify your doctor if you experience vision problems, swelling of the feet or ankles, increased thirst or urine output, acne, thinning of the skin, new stretch marks, discoloration, unusual hair growth, or infections in the hair follicles (folliculitis) while taking halcinonide. Halog may cause existing skin infections to become worse. Halog can increase blood sugar levels in those with diabetes.
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Halog — SUN Dermatology