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Hydrocortisone and Iodoquinol topical
HYDROCORTISONE - IODOQUINOL - TOPICAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

HYDROCORTISONE - IODOQUINOL - TOPICAL

(hi-dro-KOR-tih-sown/eye-oh-doh-KWIN-ohl)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vytone

Uses

This medication is used to treat skin infections, various skin problems (e.g., dermatitis, eczema) or outer ear conditions.

How To Use

Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area of skin as directed, generally three to four times daily. Keep the medication away from the eyes. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the area treated unless you are instructed to do so by your doctor. Do not use plastic pants or tight fitting diapers on children being treated with this medication in the diaper area. Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may allow bacteria to continue to grow resulting in a relapse of the infection.

Side Effects

This medication is generally very well tolerated. Burning, minor skin irritation, itching, dryness, acne-like areas, change in skin pigmentation or skin thinning infrequently occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor. This product may stain skin or fabric. Unlikely but report promptly: severe skin irritation. Very unlikely but report: vision problems, headache, unusual increase in thirst or urination, unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea/vomiting, fainting, dizziness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially drug allergies). Use of this medication for prolonged periods may result in infection with resistant bacteria. Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use. Iodoquinol may interfere with thyroid and phenylketonuria (PKU) tests. Consult your doctor if these tests are to be done. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for another infection or give it to others. A different medication may be needed in those cases. Inform all your doctors you use (or have used) this medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture.