Halcinonide: Uses & Side Effects

Halcinonide is used to treat skin irritation and skin rashes.

How is Halcinonide best taken?

Use halcinonide as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.

Do not take halcinonide by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.

Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.

Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.

Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.

Do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants if treated part is in the diaper area. This may cause more drug to get into the body.


If you have an allergy to halcinonide or any other part of halcinonide.

If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like:

  • rash;
  • hives;
  • itching;
  • shortness of breath;
  • wheezing;
  • cough;
  • swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.

Tell all of your health care providers that you take halcinonide. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.

Do not put on cuts, scrapes, or damaged skin.

Use care when putting on a large part of the skin or where there are open wounds. Talk with the doctor.

Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.

Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.

This medicine may affect growth in children and teens in some cases. They may need regular growth checks. Talk with the doctor.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using halcinonide while you are pregnant.

Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

Side Effects

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Dry skin.
  • Itching.
  • Burning.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.