Generic: Hydrocortisone And Iodoquinol (Topical Application Route)
Vytone is a drug used to treat protozoal infection, which is the infection caused by certain unicellular organisms. It belongs to a group of drugs called anti-protozoals. This drug is mostly used to manage the intestinal infection by amoeba called amebiasis. However, it can also be used manage other condition.
Iodoquinol is available only through a doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
2 What to know before using
Before using Vytone, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.
The advantages of a drug should always be weighed against its associated risks. Your doctor will consider these risks before prescribing the drug and will inform you about them. Following factors should be considered before taking this drug:
If you have had an allergic reaction to this drug in the past, inform your doctor. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to any other drugs or food products.
Age specific problems:
Children are more prone to having adverse effects of this medicine, especially if they taking high doses.
The studies specific to the geriatric age group have not been carried out, therefore its safety and efficacy have not been established in older age group. However geriatric population is more prone to having kidney, liver and heart problems.
Regarding the safety of usage of this drug during pregnancy, it comes under “C” category, which means that clinical trials on animals have revealed harmful effects to the developing fetus or relevant studies have not been performed.
Certain drugs should not be used together because they can interact inside the body which can have a harmful effect. On the other hand certain drugs are allowed to be used together. So, you should tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.
If there is a chance of interaction between those two drugs, the doctor may change the dose or may prescribe an alternative drug. Furthermore, certain medications should not be taken with alcohol or tobacco, which may also result in harmful interactions. Ask your doctor about the concurrent use of this drug along with alcohol or tobacco.
You should also inform your doctor about any other medical condition you may be suffering from, especially:
To use Vytone properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.
This medicine can be taken with or after meals in order to decrease the chances of stomach problems. If the tablet is too big to swallow as a whole, you can crush it or break it into small pieces. This drug should be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor in order to avoid adverse effects. Do not overuse or misuse this drug and do not use it longer than the recommended time. Read all the instructions mentioned in the medication guide.
Do not miss any dose. The dose of this drug varies according to the condition of each person. The number of doses per day, the time interval between the doses and the length of time you have to take the medicine depends on your condition individually and all these factors should only be determined by your healthcare provider. Follow each and every instruction of your doctor and also read the label carefully.
In case you miss one dose of this drug, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your subsequent dose, you can then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
This medicine should be stored at room temperature within a closed container, away from heat, direct light and moisture. Keep this drug out of the reach of children. Do not store expired or outdated medicines or the medicine no longer needed.
4 Precautions to take
Before using Vytone, there are some precautions you must take.
This drug can cause blurred vision. So, be careful while you are driving. It can also lead to derangement of thyroid function, therefore you should have thyroid function test while you are on this drug.
Your doctor will monitor the response to this medicine and look for any side effects. Therefore, regular follow-up is necessary during and after the treatment.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms have not improved even after taking the full course of treatment.
Avoid taking any other medicine unless thoroughly discussed with your doctor. Always ask your doctor before using any prescription, non-prescription or herbal medicine.
5 Potential side effects
Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Vytone to avoid unwanted potential side effects.
Every medicine has a propensity to cause unwanted effects along with its desired effects. Although these side effects may occur only in a handful of patients but if they do occur, contact your physician immediately.
This medication is associated with following side effects:
Blurred vision and thyroid disorder
Seek medical help instantly, if you experience any of these symptoms while on this drug.
Also contact your healthcare professional immediately, if have overdosed on this drug. If any of these side effects becomes more bothersome or does not go away, contact your doctor.
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