What should I know about halcinonide cream before using it?

Before using halcinonide cream, you should know some safety information about using this medication. Halcinonide cream should be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor because it is a strong corticosteroid. Using it for longer than recommended or for large areas of skin may increase the amount of the drug that is absorbed into the body, which may increase the risk for serious side effects. Children are also more likely to absorb higher amounts of corticosteroids into their bodies, which may affect their growth rate. To reduce this risk, halcinonide cream should be used with caution for short periods of time in children. To reduce the risk for other complications, halcinonide cream should not be used on skin that is broken or infected.