Clioquinol(hydroxyquinoline) and hydrocortisone(steroid) is a combination drug topical preparation used for treatment of skin and to help provide relief from the redness, itching, and discomfort of many skin problems. This drug requires a prescription.
2 What to Know Before Using
Before taking this drug, the risks and benefits for your body should be discussed with your healthcare provider. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. Studies in children 2 years of age and older have not demonstrated any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical cream.
This drug should be used with caution as children may absorb large amounts through the skin, which can cause serious side effects. Use of this drug in children up to 2 years of age is not recommended. Relevant data is still unavailable regarding relationship of age to the effects of clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical cream in geriatric patients.
Adverse effects have been noted in animal studies but studies in pregnant women or animals studies are still inadequate. Development of infant risk is still undetermined when taking this drug during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.
Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as Rotavirus Vaccine, Aldesleukin, Bupropion, Dasabuvir, Piperaquine, Pixantrone, Topotecan, Alcuronium, Atracurium, Balofloxacin, Besifloxacin, Ciprofloxacin, Colestipol, Enoxacin, Fleroxacin, Flumequine, Gallamine, Gatifloxacin, Gemifloxacin, Hexafluorenium, Levofloxacin, Licorice, Lomefloxacin, Metocurine, Moxifloxacin, Nadifloxacin, Norfloxacin, Ofloxacin, Pazufloxacin, Pefloxacin, Primidone, Prulifloxacin, Rifapentine, Rufloxacin, Saiboku-To, Sparfloxacin, or Tosufloxacin.
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with magnesium is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as Cushing's syndrome, Diabetes or Hyperglycemia, Intracranial hypertension, infections, large sores, broken skin, or severe skin injury at the place of application.
This drug must be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. To prevent any side effects, take this drug exactly as directed in the label or as prescribed by your healthcare professional. Follow the specific directions on the label or as prescribed by your healthcare professional.
This drug must be used on the skin only. Avoid accidental contact in your eyes, nose, mouth, vagina, or in areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. Rinse it off with water immediately if this happens. Use this drug for the full time of treatment to ensure complete drug therapy and prevent any recurrences.
Consult with your healthcare professional before using this drug for any other skin condition or if you suspect any current skin infection. Use of this drug on face, groin, or underarms, or have skin thinning is not recommended unless directed by your healthcare professional.
Proper hand washing is recommended before and after using this drug. Apply a thin layer of this drug to the affected area of the skin. Rub it in gently. Do not bandage or otherwise wrap the area of the skin being treated unless directed by your healthcare professional.
The dose of this drug will be variable for different patients. The directions on the label or the prescription by your healthcare professional should be followed. The dosage of this drug you take depends on the medical problem for which you are using this drug.
Adults and children 2 years of age or older with bacterial and fungus infections are advised to apply to the topical cream on affected area of the skin two to four times a day. Use in children up to 2 years of age is not recommended. A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. Dispose any outdated or expired drugs and ask your healthcare professional for the proper disposal of the drugs.
4 Precautions to Take
Your healthcare provider should closely monitor the effectiveness of this drug as well as check for unwanted effects. Consult with your healthcare professional if your skin problem does not improve or if it becomes worse in 1 to 2 weeks.
Avoid getting this drug on your clothing as contact may stain clothing, skin, hair, and nails yellow. Prolonged use of this drug has been associated with adrenal gland problems, especially in children and in patients who use large amounts for a long time.
Consult with your healthcare professional immediately is you have symptoms of blurred vision, dizziness or fainting, a fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat, increased thirst or urination, irritability, or unusual tiredness or weakness.
Use sunscreen when going outside as this drug may cause increased sensitivity to light. Refrain from using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants on a child if this drug is being used on the child's diaper area as this may increase the chance of absorption of the drug through the skin and the chance of side effects.
Use of cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas in not recommended.
5 Potential Side Effects
Side effects may vary for each individual and prompt medical attention should be given if they occur.
Inform you healthcare provider immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms such as blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin, burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters, burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair, darkening of the skin, diarrhea, dizziness, dryness, fainting, fast heartbeat, fever, hives, itching, or rash, hoarseness, irritation, itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin, joint pain, stiffness, or swelling, loss of appetite, mental depression, nausea, reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin, redness and scaling around the mouth, softening of the skin, swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together, tightness in the chest, troubled breathing or swallowing, unusual tiredness or weakness, or vomiting. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Ask your healthcare professional about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional.
If any of the following side effects persists, or are inconvenient, or if you notice any other effects, or if you have any questions about them, consult with your health care professional. Report any side effects to the FDA hotline at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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