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Clioquinol - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Clioquinol

Generic Name : Clioquinol
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Clioquinol are provided here.

Pronunciation : klye- oh- KWIN- all

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Clioquinol, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.


ICD Code : Y40.7 Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Why is Clioquinol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm. This medication inhibits fungal growth.

When should Clioquinol not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with broken skin and perforated tympanic membrane, children less than 2 years old and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Clioquinol?

Adult: Topical- As 3% cream/ointment: Apply 2-4 times/day. Duration: Athlete's foot: 4 week and jock itch: 2 week.

How should Clioquinol be taken?

Apply this cream two or three times a day for four weeks as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clioquinol?

• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women and who have undergone thyroid test.

• For external use only; avoid contact with eyes or mouth.

• Avoid using bandages or dressings after applying this cream into the affected area.

What are the side effects of Clioquinol?

Unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling and irritation of the skin.

What are the other precautions for Clioquinol?

If the infection persists or worsens, consult with your doctor.

What are the storage conditions for Clioquinol?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children. Protect it from light.
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