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Iodoquinol/ aloe gel

Generic Name: iodoquinol/aloe (eye-OH-doe-KWIN-ol/AL-oh)
Brand Name: Aloquin

Iodoquinol/ aloe gel is used for:

Treating a number of different skin conditions.

Iodoquinol/aloe gel is an antifungal and antibacterial. It works by killing sensitive bacteria and fungi.

Do NOT use iodoquinol/ aloe gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in iodoquinol/aloe gel

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using iodoquinol/ aloe gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with iodoquinol/aloe gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with iodoquinol/aloe gel. Because little, if any, of iodoquinol/aloe gel is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

Ask your health care provider if iodoquinol/aloe gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use iodoquinol/ aloe gel:

Use iodoquinol/aloe gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying iodoquinol/aloe gel, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Do not use iodoquinol/aloe gel under diapers or plastic pants.
  • Do not bandage or wrap the treated area unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
  • If you are using the 1 g gel pack, you should be able to get multiple doses from the pack. Do not throw the unused medicine away after a single use.
  • Follow your doctor's instructions for how long to continue using iodoquinol/aloe gel after your symptoms get better.
  • If you miss a dose of iodoquinol/aloe gel, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use iodoquinol/aloe gel.

Important safety information:

  • Iodoquinol/aloe gel is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
  • Do not use more than the recommended dose or use more often than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • Do not use iodoquinol/aloe gel for other skin conditions at a later time.
  • Long-term or repeated use of iodoquinol/aloe gel may cause a second infection. Tell your doctor if signs of a second infection occur. Your medicine may need to be changed to treat this.
  • Iodoquinol/aloe gel may discolor skin, hair, and fabrics. The color change can be removed by normal washing and laundry.
  • Iodoquinol/aloe gel may interfere with certain lab tests, including thyroid function tests and certain tests for phenylketonuria. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are using iodoquinol/aloe gel.
  • Iodoquinol/aloe gel should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
  • Iodoquinol/aloe gel should not be used on INFANTS; safety and effectiveness in infants have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using iodoquinol/aloe gel while you are pregnant. It is not known if iodoquinol/aloe gel is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use iodoquinol/aloe gel, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of iodoquinol/ aloe gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with iodoquinol/aloe gel. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); itching, burning, pain, redness, irritation, or swelling of the skin not present before using iodoquinol/aloe gel.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Iodoquinol/aloe gel may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, fever or chills, headache, hives, itching, nausea, stomach cramps, or vomiting.

Proper storage of iodoquinol/aloe gel:

Store iodoquinol/aloe gel at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep iodoquinol/aloe gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about iodoquinol/aloe gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Iodoquinol/aloe gel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take iodoquinol/aloe gel or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. 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 iodoquinol/aloe gel. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to iodoquinol/aloe gel. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using iodoquinol/aloe gel.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. 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 this medicine. 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 your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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