Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Iodo Plain
Generic Name: clioquinol topical (Pronunciation: klye oh KWIN all)
What is clioquinol topical (Iodo Plain)?
Clioquinol topical is an antifungal and antibacterial medication. Clioquinol topical prevents fungus from growing on your skin.
Clioquinol topical may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of clioquinol topical (Iodo Plain)?
Serious side effects of clioquinol topical use are unexpected. Stop using clioquinol topical and see your doctor if you experience unusual or severe blistering, itching, redness, peeling, dryness, swelling, or irritation of the skin.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about clioquinol topical (Iodo Plain)?
Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or as recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Wear loose-fitting clothing (preferably cotton).
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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