The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids
used as antiinflammatory and antipruritic agents. The steroids in this class
include halcinonide. Halcinonide is designated chemically as 21-Chloro-9-fluoro-11β,16α,
17-trihydroxy-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone. Graphic
C24H32ClFO5, MW 454.96, CAS-3093-35-4
Each gram of 0.1% HALOG-E® CREAM (Halcinonide Cream, USP) contains 1 mg
halcinonide in a hydrophilic vanishing cream base consisting of castor oil,
ceteareth-20 (and) cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone 350, propylene glycol, propylene
glycol stearate, purified water, and white petrolatum. This formulation is water-washable,
greaseless, and nonstaining, with moisturizing and emollient properties.
What are the possible side effects of halcinonide topical (Halog, Halog-E)?
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.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing halcinonide topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/19/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.