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Aloquin and Aloe
Generic Name: Iodoquinol and Aloe (eye oh doe KWIN ole & AL oh)
Brand Name: Aloquin
Uses of Aloquin:
- It is used to treat skin irritation.
- It is used to treat skin infections.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Aloquin?
- If you have an allergy to Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) or any part of Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Aloquin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab workers know you use Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe).
- This medicine may stain fingernails, hair, and skin.
- Protect clothing and fabrics from staining.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Do not use longer than you have been told by the doctor.
- Do not use to treat diaper rash or redness. Avoid putting Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) in the diaper area.
- Do not give Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) to an infant.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Aloquin) best taken?
Use Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Follow how to take Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) as you have been told by your doctor. Do not use more than you were told to use.
- Do not take Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).
- Wash hands before and after use. Do not wash hands after use if putting this on the hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
- Do not use coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) unless told to do so by the doctor.
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, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad skin irritation.
What are some other side effects of Aloquin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
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.
How do I store and/or throw out Aloquin?
- Store at room temperature.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
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 Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe), 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.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe) 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 Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe). 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 Aloquin (iodoquinol and aloe).
Review Date: February 7, 2018
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