Generic name: Hydrocortisone, IodoquinolBrand names: Alcortin gel
Alcortin is used to treat skin infections. It is an antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory gel. Alcortin is effective against fungi, yeast, bacteria, and the inflammation that often accompanies these infections.
Alcortin is for external use only, and should be kept away from the eyes. Stop using Alcortin if you have a reaction to it. Staining of the skin, hair, and fabrics may occur.
Your doctor will instruct you on how to apply Alcortin gel.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Alcortin gel.
Do not use Alcortin on infants or children under 12. Alcortin is not recommended for patients allergic to iodoquinol or hydrocortisone.
Always tell your doctor about all the prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines you are taking, as well as your medical history. Also, tell your doctor if you are nursing, or are going to have surgery.
The effects of Alcortin during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking Alcortin gel if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Alcortin should be applied to infected skin 3-4 times a day.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.