How should I use clioquinol and hydrocortisone?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take by mouth. Clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine in open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. If this medication gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.
Wash your hands before and after each application, unless you are using clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical to treat a hand condition.
Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin.
Avoid using this medicine near your eyes or mouth, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless your doctor tells you to. If you are treating the diaper area, do not use plastic pants or tight- fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical can increase the amount of the drug your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse while using clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical.
Do not share this medication with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
An overdose of topical hydrocortisone is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What are some other side effects of Ala-Quin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
How do I store and/or throw out Ala-Quin?
- Store in the original container at room temperature.
- Do not freeze.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.