hydrocortisone/iodoquinol (Rx)

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Brand and Other Names:Alcortin, Vytone

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

hydrocortisone/iodoquinol

cream

  • 1%/1%
  • 2%/1%
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Dermatoses

Apply to affected area q6-8hr

Dosage Forms & Strengths

hydrocortisone/iodoquinol

cream

  • 1%/1%
  • 2%/1%
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Dermatoses

<12 years: Safety & efficacy not established

>12 years: Apply to affected area q6-8hr

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Hydrocortisone

            • Skin atrophy
            • Striae
            • Acneform lesions
            • Pigmentation changes
            • HPA suppression (with higher potency used >2 wk)
            • Intracranial hypertension
            • Allergic contact dermatitis
            • Pruritus
            • Pustulation
            • Perioral dermatitis
            • Urticaria
            • Hypertrichosis
            • Leukoderma
            • Pigmentation changes

            Iodoquinol

            • Fever
            • Vertigo
            • Chills
            • Headache
            • Skin eruptions
            • Urticaria
            • Rash
            • Chills
            • Thyroid gland enlargement
            • Anal itching
            • Diarrhea
            • Nausea/vomiting
            • Peripheral neuropathy
            • Optic neuritis
            • Optic atrophy
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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Hypersensitivity

            Hepatic insufficienty

            Cautions

            Chronic topical corticosteroid therapy may interfere with growth and development in children

            Children may absorb proportionally larger amounts of topical corticosteroids and thus be more susceptible to systemic toxicity

            External use only

            Use on extensive surface area or with occlusive dressing may increase systemic absorption and possibly toxicity

            Kaposi's sarcoma reported with prolonged corticosteroid therapy

            Children may exhibit greater susceptibility to corticosteroid-induced HPA axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome due to larger skin surface area to body weight ratio  

            Peripheral neuropathy may occur with prolonged use of high doses

            Optic neuritis may occur with prolonged use of high doses; avoid long term therapy

            Peripharal neuropathy may occur with prolonged use of high doses; avoid long term therapy

            Use caution in patients with thyroid disease

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: not known whether either drug applied topically enters breast milk; use caution

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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