Dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis are just a few of the skin conditions that can be treated with Halog® (halcinonide) ointment. This prescription medicine works by suppressing an overactive immune system and reducing inflammation.
The normal recommended dose of Halog ointment is a thin layer applied to the affected areas of the skin two to three times daily. Possible side effects may include skin irritation, such as burning, itching, and dryness.
It is typically recommended to not use this medicine for long periods, as it may lead to serious problems. For example, using too much Halog ointment for extended periods may lead to diabetes or Cushing's syndrome.
(For more information on this ointment, click Halog. This Web selection offers a complete overview of this product, including other dosing tips and general safety precautions to be aware of.)