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clioquinol topical

Pronunciation: klye oh KWIN all

Brand: Iodo Plain

What is the most important information I should know about clioquinol topical?

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Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

What is clioquinol topical?

Clioquinol topical is an antifungal and antibacterial medication. Clioquinol topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Clioquinol topical is used to treat skin infections such as eczema, athlete's foot, and other fungal infections.

Clioquinol topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Who should not use clioquinol topical?

Do not use clioquinol topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.

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It is not known whether clioquinol topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use clioquinol topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

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It is not known whether clioquinol passes into breast milk. Do not take clioquinol topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use clioquinol topical?

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Use clioquinol topical exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of the cream two or three times daily as directed for up to 1 week.

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Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.

Do not use clioquinol topical for longer than 1 week without consulting your doctor.

Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.

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Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

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Store clioquinol topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the dose you missed and apply only the regular amount of clioquinol topical. Do not use a double dose unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of clioquinol topical is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect that a much larger than normal dose has been used or that clioquinol topical has been ingested, contact an emergency room or a poison control center.

What should I avoid while using clioquinol topical?

Avoid wearing tight-fitting, synthetic clothing that doesn't allow air circulation. Wear clothing made of loose cotton and other natural fibers until the infection is healed.

What are the possible side effects of clioquinol topical?

Serious side effects of clioquinol topical use are unexpected. Stop using clioquinol topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect clioquinol topical?

Avoid using other topicals at the same time unless your doctor approves. Other skin medications may affect the absorption or effectiveness of clioquinol topical.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about clioquinol topical written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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