Dermoquinol 8% Cream

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Introduction

Dermoquinol 8% Cream belongs to a group of drugs called hydroxyquinoline antifungal agents. It kills the fungi that cause the infection, thus relieving the symptoms. This medicine is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections and bacterial infections of the external ear.

Dermoquinol 8% Cream should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is for external use only and should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine.

It may cause burning sensation, itching, rashes, skin swelling, and redness immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration.

Avoid direct contact with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention. It should not be used if the person is allergic to any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Benefits of Dermoquinol Cream

In Bacterial infections of external ear

Dermoquinol 8% Cream is used to treat skin infections of the external ear caused by microorganisms such as bacteria. It works by killing and stopping the growth of infection causing microorganisms, thereby clearing the infection and relieving the symptoms. You should use this medicine for as long as it is prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear, otherwise they may come back. Depending on the type of infection you are treating, this may be several weeks. Even after your skin is completely cured, you may have to apply it occasionally to prevent the symptoms from returning.

In Fungal skin infections

Dermoquinol 8% Cream is used to treat skin infections caused by fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi. This provides relief from various symptoms, such as pain and itching, caused by the infection and speeds up the healing process. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

Side effects of Dermoquinol Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dermoquinol

  • Burning sensation
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Skin swelling
  • Erythema (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).
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Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dermoquinol 8% Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dermoquinol 8% Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Dermoquinol Cream?

If you miss a dose of Dermoquinol 8% Cream, apply 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.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Dermoquinol 8% Cream should be applied twice a day or as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well. 
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
8-Hydroxyquinoline derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Quinoline derivatives- Chinoform

Patient concerns

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What is medicine for akin fungal infection.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Post a properly focussed picture of the current skin problem. There r plenty of fungal infections of skin
Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
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FAQs

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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References

  1. Clioquinol. St-Laurent, Québec: Paladin Labs Inc.; 2015. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Clioquinol (Topical). [Accessed 18 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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6, NANDALAL BOSE SARANI,KOLKATA -700071
Country of origin: India

MRP
16.78
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25 gm in 1 tube
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