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Composition for DERMOQUINOL

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)(4%)

food interaction for DERMOQUINOL

alcohol interaction for DERMOQUINOL

pregnancy interaction for DERMOQUINOL

lactation interaction for DERMOQUINOL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DERMOQUINOL

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)(4%)

Uses

Dermoquinol 4% cream is used in the treatment of skin infections, fungal infections and bacterial infections of external ear.

How it works

Clioquinol belongs to a category of drugs called as hydroxyquinoline antifungal agents. It acts by interacting with DNA synthesis thus killing the fungi that are responsible for causing the infection. It may be combined with a steroid (to reduce inflammation) or an antibacterial agent (to reduce bacterial infection).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Rash, Skin swelling, Skin redness

SUBSTITUTES for DERMOQUINOL

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Expert advice for DERMOQUINOL

  • Inform your doctor if you are going to undergo thyroid or urine tests as it may interfere with test results.
  • Do not use the clioquinol for more than prescribed duration to avoid toxicity.
  • Clioquinol skin application may affect the results of thyroid function tests for iodine content and ferric chloride test of phenylketonuria.
  • Tell your doctor before using clioquinol if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for DERMOQUINOL

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Q.What is clioquinol cream used for?
Clioquinol cream is used for treating skin infections such as eczema (itchy skin), athlete's foot (ringworm infection, a fungal infection of the foot), jock itch (fungal infection of the groin area) and other ringworm infections.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 March, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)