Halcinonide - Drug Information

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General Information on Halcinonide

Generic Name : Halcinonide

Pronunciation : hal sin' oh nide

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.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Dermatologicals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Halcinonide

Why is Halcinonide 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 should Halcinonide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Halcinonide?

Adult: Topical As 0.1% oint/cream/lotion: Apply as directed.

How should Halcinonide be taken?

It comes as an ointment, cream and liquid to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Halcinonide?

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.

What are the side effects of Halcinonide?

Itching, burning, irritation and skin infections.

What are the other precautions for Halcinonide?

Avoid excess dosage.
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Halcinonide?

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

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