Clioquinol / Hydrocortisone Topical Dosage

This dosage information may not include all the information needed to use Clioquinol / Hydrocortisone Topical safely and effectively. See additional information for Clioquinol / Hydrocortisone Topical.

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Apply a thin layer to the affected area 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Apply a thin layer to the affected area 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Pruritus

Apply a thin layer to the affected area 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

Clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical should not be used in pediatric patients < 2 years old.

>= 2 years: Apply a thin layer to the affected area 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eczema

Clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical should not be used in pediatric patients < 2 years old.

>= 2 years: Apply a thin layer to the affected area 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pruritus

Clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical should not be used in pediatric patients < 2 years old.

>= 2 years: Apply a thin layer to the affected area 3 to 4 times a day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Clioquinol-hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated for use in tuberculosis of the skin, viral conditions of the skin (herpes simplex, vaccinia, varicella), or in patients with known iodine hypersensitivity.

Clioquinol topical may be absorbed through the skin and interfere with thyroid function tests. If such tests are contemplated, wait at least one month after discontinuation of therapy.

Hydrocortisone topical may be absorbed through the skin and suppress the pituitary-adrenal axis.

Clioquinol topical may stain the skin and fabric.

Avoid contact with the eyes.

All topical corticosteroids may mask signs of and enhance dissemination of infection.

If prompt relief is not obtained or if infection occurs or spreads, appropriate antibiotic or chemotherapeutic agent should be instituted.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

The cream, because of its slight drying effect, is primarily useful for moist, weeping lesions. The ointment is best used for lesions accompanied by thickening and scaling of the skin. The mild cream should be used when treating lesions involving extensive body areas or less severe dermatoses.

The affected skin should be thoroughly cleansed before each application.

Occlusive dressings may be a valuable therapeutic adjunct for treatment of resistant dermatoses.

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