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Halog Overdose

If you use too much Halog (halcinonide), it can lead to an inability of the body to produce its own natural steroids or cause other potentially serious complications like Cushing's syndrome. A Halog overdose will likely be treated by gradually decreasing the dose and treating any symptoms that occurred as a result.

Can You Use Too Much Halog?

Halog® (halcinonide) is a prescription skin medication used to treat itching and inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions. It is a topical steroid. Serious problems are most likely to occur if large doses are used over a prolonged period, as opposed to a single, one-time overdose. To avoid these effects, it is important to apply only a small amount and to use Halog for the shortest possible time.
 

Effects of an Overdose

Chronic use of Halog can cause Cushing's syndrome, which is a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of this problem, including:
 
  • A rounded face
  • Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the arms and legs)
  • High blood sugar levels.
 
Applying large amounts of Halog for long periods may cause serious side effects. As with all steroids, large doses may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if this medicine is stopped too quickly and the body has not had a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again.
 
If you realize that you have been using Halog for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using it.
 

Treatment for a Halog Overdose

Treatment will involve supportive care, which consists of treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. In addition, if you have been using large doses of this medication for a long time, treatment will usually consist of gradually decreasing the dosage instead of an abrupt withdrawal, which can cause problems.

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