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Generic Name: haloprogin topical (ha low PROE gin)
What is haloprogin topical?
Haloprogin topical is an antifungal medication. It prevents fungus from growing on your skin.
Haloprogin topical is used to treat skin infections such as athlete"s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolors the skin).
Haloprogin topical is not commercially available in the United States.
Haloprogin topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about haloprogin topical?
Haloprogin topical is not commercially available in the United States.Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
After applying haloprogin topical, do not cover the affected area with bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Who should not use haloprogin topical?
Do not use haloprogin topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.It is not known whether haloprogin topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether haloprogin topical passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use haloprogin topical?Use haloprogin topical exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.Clean and dry the affected area. Apply the cream or solution twice daily as directed for 2 to 4 weeks. Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package, even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
If the infection does not clear up in 4 weeks, or if it appears to get worse, see your doctor.
After applying haloprogin topical, do not cover the affected area with bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose or mouth. Store haloprogin topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the regular amount of haloprogin topical. Do not use a double dose unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of haloprogin topical is unlikely. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that haloprogin topical has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.
What should I avoid while using haloprogin topical?
Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn"t allow air circulation. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.
Haloprogin topical side effects
Serious side effects from haloprogin topical use are not expected. Stop using the medication and see your doctor if you experience unusual blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, or irritation of the skin.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect haloprogin topical?
Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of haloprogin topical. Avoid using other topical medications at the same time unless your doctor approves.
Where can I get more information?
What does my medication look like?
Haloprogin topical is available with a prescription under the brand name Halotex in 1% cream and solution formulations. Other brand and generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.
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