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Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is a medication that is used to treat a variety of skin diseases like eczema, including those caused by a bacterial or a fungal infection, such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, or ringworm. It is commonly used in combination with hydrocortisone. While Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is an antibiotic that prevents the growth of bacteria or fungi, hydrocortisone reduces the swelling, itching and redness of the affected area of the skin. It is commonly available in the form of an ointment meant for topical application.

You must thoroughly clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. Do not wrap the area with a cloth or bandage unless directed to do so by your doctor. Wash your hands properly before and after applying this ointment. This medicine is not to be used on children who are under two years of age. You may apply this medicine 3 or 4 times a day, or as directed by your physician. Do not let it go into your eyes, nose, mouth, or inside your vagina. In case this event occurs, wash the area with plenty of water to rinse it out.

Inform your doctor if you have any immune system disorders or skin problems.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Burning Sensation

  • Itching

  • Rash

  • Skin Swelling

  • Skin Redness

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Dermoquinol 4% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin), take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is an antiprotozoal and antifungal drug. This drug inhibits certain enzymes and also prevents DNA replication. However, not much else is known regarding the mechanism of action of the same medication.

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