Clioquinol Hydrocortisone

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Clioquinol Hydrocortisone Brand Names- Ala-Quin | Dofscort

What is Clioquinol Hydrocortisone

Clioquinol and hydrocortisone are used together in a topical preparation to treat tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and other skin infections. Clioquinol (iodochlorhydroxyquin) is a halogenated 8-hydroxyquinoline-derivative antibacterial and antifungal agent.

Hydrocortisone is a topical corticosteroid used for its antiinflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties properties.

Indications

  1. atopic dermatitis
  2. contact dermatitis
  3. eczema
  4. folliculitis
  5. impetigo
  6. lichen simplex
  7. otitis externa
  8. pruritus
  9. pyoderma
  10. tinea capitis
  11. tinea corporis
  12. tinea cruris
  13. tinea pedis

Side Effects

  1. acneiform rash
  2. contact dermatitis
  3. folliculitis
  4. hypertrichosis
  5. infection
  6. miliaria
  7. rash
  8. skin atrophy
  9. skin discoloration
  10. skin hypopigmentation
  11. skin irritation
  12. striae

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • goiter
  • Graves’ disease
  • herpes infection
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) suppression
  • hypothyroidism
  • infants
  • iodine hypersensitivity
  • iodoquinol hypersensitivity
  • neonates
  • neurological disease
  • occlusive dressing
  • ophthalmic administration
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • phenylketonuria
  • pregnancy
  • thyroid disease
  • tuberculosis
  • varicella
  • viral infection

Drug Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Clioquinol Hydrocortisone products.

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