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Clioquinol and Flumethasone
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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Clioquinol and Flumethasone Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(klye ok KWIN ole & floo METH a sone)

Canadian Brand Names

Locacorten® Vioform®

Pharmacologic Category

Antibiotic, Topical; Corticosteroid, Topical

Reasons not to take this medicine

• Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years of age.

• If you have an allergy to clioquinol, flumethasone, or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Clioquinol works to injure the yeast and fight the infection.

• Flumethasone prevents or reduces irritation and swelling.

How is it best taken?

Skin:

• Do not take this medicine by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

• Wash hands before and after use.

• Clean affected area before use. Make sure to dry well.

• Apply a thin layer to the affected skin and rub in gently.

• If applied to the groin area, use a small amount. Do not wear tight clothing.

Ear:

• For the ear only.

• Wash hands before and after use.

• Lie on side with affected ear up.

• Pull the outer ear outward and upward.

• Instill drops in ear without touching dropper to ear. Stay on side for 2 minutes or insert cotton plug into ear.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2007-07-27 10:48:13.0

Modified: 2010-03-22 13:18:54.0

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