clioquinol and hydrocortisone topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Ala-Quin)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ala-Quin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it.
An overdose of clioquinol and hydrocortisone applied to the skin is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
What should I avoid while using clioquinol and hydrocortisone (Ala-Quin)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, mouth, and nose, or on your lips. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water.
Do not give the medicine to another person, even if you think they have the same skin condition you have. Do not use this medication for any skin condition that has not been checked by your doctor.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps or shampoos or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime. Do not use other medicated skin products unless your doctor has told you to.
Clioquinol and hydrocortisone may stain skin, clothing, and other fabrics it comes in contact with. Take care not to get this medicine on your clothes, carpet, or bed linens.
What other drugs will affect clioquinol and hydrocortisone (Ala-Quin)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied clioquinol and hydrocortisone. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clioquinol and hydrocortisone.
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