Latest prescription information about Halcinonide. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Halcinonide

Pronunciation : hal sin' oh nide

Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

ICD Code : Y56.9

Trade Name(s): 
International: Halog.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for dermatoses. This medication reduces the action of the chemicals that cause inflammation, redness and swelling.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adult: Topical As 0.1% oint/cream/lotion: Apply as directed.

How it should be taken : It comes as an ointment, cream and liquid to apply topically.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, increased eye pressure, cataract, poor blood circulation, immune disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
* It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while using this medication.

Side Effects : 
Itching, burning, irritation and skin infections.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.
* Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

Storage Conditions : 
1. Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.
2. Do not allow it to freeze.