Haloprogin

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Haloprogin
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ECHA InfoCard 100.011.169
Chemical and physical data
Formula C9H4Cl3IO
Molar mass 361.39 g/mol
3D model (Jmol)
Melting point 113.5 °C (236.3 °F)
Solubility in water Insoluble mg/mL (20 °C)
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Haloprogin is an antifungal drug used to treat athlete's foot and other fungal infections. It is marketed in creams under the trade names Halotex, Mycanden, Mycilan, and Polik.

Action[edit]

Haloprogin was previously used in 1% topical creams as an antifungal agent. It was marketed over-the-counter primarily to treat tinea infections of the skin. The mechanism of action is unknown.[1]

Haloprogin had a high incidence of side effects including: irritation, burning, vesiculation (blisters), scaling, and itching. It has since been discontinued due to the emergence of more modern antifungals with fewer side effects.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Haloprogin". Drugs@FDA. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 2007-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Haloprogin". DrugBank. University of Alberta. Nov 6, 2006. Retrieved 2007-02-17.