Halog is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids. Halog is also known by its drug name, halcinonide.
Halog is a potent corticosteroid. It is believed that Halog works by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Halog is applied topically to the affected area two or three times a day.
Halog comes in the form of a cream.
The FDA-approved label for Halog lists side effects including burning, itching, irritation, dryness, infected hair follicles and sweat ducts, excessive hair growth, acne, changing of skin tone, facial rash around the mouth, thinning and wrinkling of the skin, secondary infection, and stretch marks.
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Halog — Sun Dermatology
Prescription Topicals — National Eczema Association