Alcortin

Generic Name: Iodoquinol

  • What is Alcortin?

    Alcortin is used to treat skin infections. It is an antifungal, antibacterial, anti-itch, and anti-inflammatory gel. Alcortin is effective against fungi, yeast, bacteria, and the inflammation that often accompanies these infections.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Alcortin?

    Alcortin is for external use only, and should be kept away from the eyes. Stop using Alcortin if you have a reaction to it. Staining of the skin, hair, and fabrics may occur.

  • Who should not take Alcortin?

    Alcortin is not recommended for use on infants or under diapers or bandages.

    Alcortin is not recommended for patients allergic to iodoquinol, hydrocortisone, acetate, aloe vera, glycine, histidine, lysine, palmitic acid, or any of the other components of this medication.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Alcortin?

    Always tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines you are taking, as well as your medical history. Also, tell your doctor if you are nursing, or are going to have surgery.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥12 years: Apply Alcortin to infected skin three to four times a day or as directed by your doctor.

  • How should I take Alcortin?

    Alcortin should be applied to the affected skin as directed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Alcortin?

    Avoid prolonged use over large parts of your body. Also, do not cover Alcortin-treated areas with bandages.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Alcortin?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Alcortin. However, always tell your doctor about any medications you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Alcortin?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: burning, irritation, itchiness, dryness, inflammation, loss of skin color (hypopigmentation), thinning of the skin (skin atrophy), stretch marks or scarring of the skin (striae), allergic skin reactions, secondary infections, rash, redness of the skin

  • Can I receive Alcortin if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Alcortin during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Alcortin?

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Alcortin?

    Store at room temperature.

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