clioquinol topical (cont.)
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Who should not use clioquinol topical (Iodo Plain)?
Do not use clioquinol topical if you have had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
It is not known whether clioquinol topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use clioquinol topical without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether clioquinol passes into breast milk. Do not take clioquinol topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use clioquinol topical (Iodo Plain)?
Use clioquinol topical exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions that accompany the package. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of the cream two or three times daily as directed for up to 1 week.
Use this medication for the full amount of time prescribed by your doctor or recommended in the package even if you begin to feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely healed.
Do not use clioquinol topical for longer than 1 week without consulting your doctor.
Do not use bandages or dressings that do not allow air circulation over the affected area (occlusive dressings) unless otherwise directed by your doctor. A light cotton-gauze dressing may be used to protect clothing.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Store clioquinol topical at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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