Halcinonide Cream Uses

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What is Halcinonide Cream?

Halcinonide Cream is a topical (for the skin) steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Halcinonide Cream topical is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Halcinonide Cream topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Halcinonide Cream indications

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Halcinonide Cream (Halcinonide Cream

Topical Solution, USP) 0.1% is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

How should I use Halcinonide Cream?

Use Halcinonide Cream cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Halcinonide Cream cream in for topical use only.
  • Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed.
  • Wash your hands immediately after using Halcinonide Cream cream unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of Halcinonide Cream cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply 2 doses at once. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Halcinonide Cream cream.

Uses of Halcinonide Cream in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Halcinonide Cream reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a strong corticosteroid.

How to use Halcinonide Cream topical

Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Wash and dry your hands. Before applying the medication, clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not cover, bandage, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes as this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Halcinonide Cream description

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Halcinonide Cream is a corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, and is distributed as a cream and ointment. Halcinonide Cream is marketed under the brand name HalogĀ® by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. Research suggests that clobetasol propionate demonstrates superior pharmacologic efficacy in the treatment of psoriasis when compared to Halcinonide Cream.

Halcinonide Cream dosage

Apply Halcinonide Cream (Halcinonide Cream

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 Halcinonide Cream (Halcinonide Cream 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.

How supplied

HALOG® SOLUTION (Halcinonide Cream

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.

Storage

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

Halcinonide Cream interactions

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Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone), drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Halcinonide Cream side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Halcinonide Cream?

Applies to Halcinonide Cream topical: topical application cream, topical application ointment, topical application solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by Halcinonide Cream topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking Halcinonide Cream topical:

Incidence not known:

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • irritation
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • redness and scaling around the mouth
  • thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with Halcinonide Cream topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Incidence not known:

  • Acne or pimples
  • burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
  • burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
  • increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
  • lightening of normal skin color
  • lightening of treated areas of dark skin
  • reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
  • softening of the skin

Halcinonide Cream contraindications

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Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.

Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. Plastic film covering (such as plastic wrap) is sometimes used when treating psoriasis. Follow your doctor's instructions.

If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with Halcinonide Cream topical can increase the amount of medicine your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects.

Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor's advice. Children are more likely to absorb large amounts of a topical steroid through the skin. Steroid absorption in children may cause unwanted side effects, or a delay in growth with long-term use. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication over a long treatment period.

Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.



Active ingredient matches for Halcinonide Cream:

Halcinonide


List of Halcinonide Cream substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Solution; Topical; Halciderm (Spirig)
Solution; Topical; Halcinonide
Confumin 1 mg/1 g x 5 g (Hwang's)
Confumin 1 mg/1 g x 15 g (Hwang's)
CORTILATE Cream/ Gel/ Ointment / 0.1/ % / 15gm units (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.71
Cortilate 0.1% w/w OINT / 15g (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.77
0.1 % w/w x 15g (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.77
Cortilate Skin 15 gm Ointment (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.77
CORTILATE oint 0.1 % w/w x 15g (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.77
Cortilate -S Halcinonide 0.15 w/w, Salicylic Acid 3% w/w OINT / 15g$ 0.77
Cortilate N Halcinonide 0.1%, Neomycin0.25% OINT / 15g (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.84
Cortilate N Skin 15 gm Ointment (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.77
CORTILATE N OINTMENT 1 tube / 15 GM ointment each (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.77
Cortilate N NA Ointment (Gratia (Micro Labs Ltd))$ 0.05
15g (Micro Gratia)$ 0.84
Cortilate-N Halcinonide 0.1 %, Neomycin0.25 %. OINT / 15g (Micro Gratia)$ 0.84
CORTILATE-N oint 15g (Micro Gratia)$ 0.84
Cortilate-N Halcinonide 0.1 %, Neomycin0.25 %. OINT / 15g (Micro Gratia)$ 0.84
15g (Micro Labs)$ 0.77
Cortilate-S Halcinonide 0.15 w/w, Salicylic Acid 3% w/w OINT / 15g (Micro Labs)$ 0.77
CORTILATE-S oint 15g (Micro Labs)$ 0.77
Cortilate-S Halcinonide 0.15 w/w, Salicylic Acid 3% w/w OINT / 15g (Micro Labs)$ 0.77
Halog -E Halcinonide 0.1%, Econazole 1% CRM / 10gm$ 0.31
20 milliliter in 1 bottle, plastic
60 milliliter in 1 bottle, plastic
Orikid S 10 gm Ointment (Ind-Chemie Health Specialities Pvt Ltd.)$ 1.57
10g (Indchemie)$ 1.57
Orkid-S Halcinonide 0.1 % w/w, Salicylic acid 6 % w/w. OINT / 10g (Indchemie)$ 1.57
ORKID-S oint 10g (Indchemie)$ 1.57
Orkid-S Halcinonide 0.1 % w/w, Salicylic acid 6 % w/w. OINT / 10g (Indchemie)$ 1.57

References

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  3. DrugBank. "halcinonide". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06786 (accessed September 17, 2018).

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