GENERIC NAME: CLIOQUINOL - TOPICAL (kleye-oh-KWIN-ohl)
USES: This medication is used to treat fungal skin infections.
HOW TO USE: Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. To apply, gently massage a small amount of the medication to the affected area and surrounding skin. Continue to use the medication as prescribed for the full time prescribed. Stopping therapy too early may not clear the infection, causing it to return. Cover with a bandage only if instructed to do so by your doctor. If no improvement is seen after one week, consult your doctor. Another medication may be necessary. Avoid using this medication around the eyes, nose or mouth.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause burning, stinging, or redness when first applied to the skin. This should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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