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Halcinonide Side Effects

Although most people do not experience reactions with halcinonide, side effects like burning, irritation, or dryness of the skin are possible. Fortunately, these reactions are usually minor and easy to treat. However, potentially serious problems may occur and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include things like infections, severe fluid retention, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Halcinonide

Just like any medicine, halcinonide (Halog®) 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 halcinonide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Halcinonide Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of steroids, including halcinonide, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
In general, these serious reactions are unlikely to occur when halcinonide is used as directed for a short time. Applying too much, over too large of an area, and for extended periods may increase the risk for serious steroidal side effects.

Halcinonide Drug Information

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