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Dermoquinol 4% Cream

25 gm in 1 tube

Medicine Overview of Dermoquinol Cream


Dermoquinol Cream side effects


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


How to use Dermoquinol Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Dermoquinol Cream 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).

In Depth Information on Dermoquinol Cream

Expert advice for Dermoquinol Cream

  • 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.
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Dermoquinol Cream related warnings
Special precautions for Dermoquinol Cream
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.
No information is available on the use of Dermoquinol 4% Cream during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Dermoquinol 4% Cream does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Dermoquinol 4% Cream in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Dermoquinol 4% Cream in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dermoquinol Cream?uses

If you miss a dose of Dermoquinol 4% Cream, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Dermoquinol Cream

Frequently asked questions about 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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