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Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol
Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol

Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol

Brand names: Alcortin gel

Why is Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol prescribed?

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

Most important fact about Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol

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.

How should you take Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol?

Your doctor will instruct you on how to apply Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol.

  • Storage instructions...Store at room temperature.

What side effects may occur?

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

  • Side effects may include:Burning, irritation, itching, and dryness

Why should Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol not be prescribed?

Do not use Alcortin on infants or children under 12. Alcortin is not recommended for patients allergic to iodoquinol or hydrocortisone.

Special warnings about Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol

Always tell your doctor about all the 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.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

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

Recommended dosage for Hydrocortisone, Iodoquinol


Alcortin should be applied to infected skin 3-4 times a day.


Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

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