Clioquinol


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Skin fungal infections.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Topical As 3% cream/oint: Apply 2-4 times/day. Duration: Athlete's foot: 4 wk and jock itch: 2 wk.
Dosage Details
Topical/Cutaneous
Skin fungal infections
Adult: Apply 3% cream or ointment 2-4 times daily onto affected areas (cleansed and dried thoroughly). Treatment continued for 4 wk for athlete's foot or ringworm and for 2 wk when treating jock itch.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity; child <2 yr. Do not apply on eczematous or broken skin and perforated tympanic membrane.
Special Precautions
Can stain fabric and skin. Avoid contact with eyes; avoid prolonged use. Not effective in the treatment of fungal infections of the scalp or nails. Discontinue if local irritation, rash, sensitivity occur.
Adverse Reactions
Severe irritation or hypersensitivity. Cross-sensitivity with other halogenated hydroxyquinolines. May discolour fair hair.
Potentially Fatal: May cause severe neurotoxicity.
Action
Description: Clioquinol is a halogenated hydroxyquinoline with antibacterial and antifungal activity.
MIMS Class
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