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Halog Side Effects

If your healthcare provider prescribes Halog, you should be aware of the reactions it can cause. Some of the commonly reported reactions to this skin medicine include itching, dryness, and other skin irritations. Seek medical attention if you are using Halog and develop side effects that are potentially serious, such as unexplained swelling, difficulty breathing, or infections.

An Introduction to Halog Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Halog® (halcinonide) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Halog. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Possible Side Effects of Halog

For many medications, particularly newly approved medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Halog, includes only vague information on potential side effects. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how often such problems occur.
 
Common side effects of all topical steroids, including Halog, include but are not limited to:
 
  • Weakening and thinning of the skin
  • Acne
  • Decreased skin pigmentation
  • Dryness
  • Inflammation or infection of skin follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increased sweating
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
  • Soft, whitened skin, much like skin that is constantly wet
  • Rash around the mouth
  • Stretch marks
  • Heat rash.
 
Adverse reactions are more likely to occur if you cover Halog with a bandage, as this increases the absorption of the medication. Do not cover the medication unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Halog Medication Information

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