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hydrocortisone/iodoquinol - topical, Alcortin A, Vytone (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to iodoquinol or hydrocortisone; or to other 8-hydroxyquinolines (e.g., clioquinol); or to other corticosteroids (e.g., triamcinolone); or to iodine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: immune system problems, poor blood circulation, tuberculosis of the skin, viral skin/eye infections (e.g., herpes, chickenpox).This medication may stain the skin or clothes. Use cautiously to avoid contact with clothes.Children may be more sensitive to the effects of too much corticosteroid medication. Consult your doctor for more details.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: drugs that weaken the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine), other corticosteroid products (e.g., prednisone).This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including certain thyroid function tests and certain test for phenylketonuria), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know that you use this drug or have used this drug in the past month.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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