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Halcinonide Topical Ointment (HALCINONIDE - TOPICAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • itching
  • skin inflammation

Brand Name(s): Halog

Generic Name: Halcinonide

Instructions

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

Clean and dry the area to be treated before applying the medicine.

Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub it in.

Do not cover the area after applying the medicine.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine should only be used on the skin.

Avoid getting the medicine in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash the medicine off your fingers after applying it.

Avoid using on face, arm pits, and groin area.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Wash your hands after using this medicine unless your hands are part of the area being treated.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth after handling the medicine.

If medicine gets in your eyes, rinse well with cool water.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

If you forget to use a dose on time, use it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not use the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Seek medical attention if you see any signs of a serious infection. These signs include pain, increasing redness or pus where this medicine is being used.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • dry skin
  • skin irritation where medicine is applied

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • acne
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • hair growth
  • severe or persistent headache
  • change in skin color
  • thinning of the skin
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • increased urinary frequency
  • blurring or changes of vision
  • weight loss

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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