Ala-Quin

Name: Ala-Quin

Ala-Quin Drug Class

Ala-Quin is part of the drug classes:

  • Corticosteroids acting locally

  • Corticosteroids for local oral treatment

  • Antiinflammatory Corticosteroids

  • Corticosteroids, weak group I

  • Corticosteroids, weak, other combinations

  • Corticosteroids/antiinfectives/mydriatics in combination

  • Glucocorticoids

  • Otological Antiinfectives

  • Hydroxyquinoline derivatives

  • Medicated dressings with antiinfectives

  • Quinoline derivatives

What is clioquinol and hydrocortisone?

Clioquinol topical fights bacteria and prevents fungus from growing on your skin.

Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Clioquinol and hydrocortisone is a combination medicine used to treat skin infections caused by fungus (such as ringworm or jock itch) and skin conditions such as eczema.

Clioquinol and hydrocortisone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Uses of Ala-Quin

  • It is used to treat skin infections.
  • It is used to treat skin irritation.

How is this medicine (Ala-Quin) best taken?

Use Ala-Quin as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Do not take this medicine by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
  • Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
  • Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
  • Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
  • Signs of a weak adrenal gland like a very bad upset stomach or throwing up, very bad dizziness or passing out, muscle weakness, feeling very tired, mood changes, not hungry, or weight loss.
  • Signs of Cushing's disease like weight gain in the upper back or belly, moon face, very bad headache, or slow healing.
  • Skin changes (pimples, stretch marks, slow healing, hair growth).
  • Skin irritation.
  • Thinning of the skin.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Ala-Quin, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Ala-Quin. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Ala-Quin (clioquinol and hydrocortisone cream).

Review Date: October 4, 2017

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