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Alcortin gel

Generic name: Hydrocortisone, IodoquinolBrand names: Alcortin gel

Why is Alcortin gel prescribed?

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.

Most important fact about Alcortin gel

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.

How should you take Alcortin gel?

Your doctor will instruct you on how to apply Alcortin gel.

  • Storage instructions...Store at room temperature.

What side effects may occur?

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.

  • Side effects may include:Burning, irritation, itching, and dryness

Why should Alcortin gel not be prescribed?

Do not use Alcortin on infants or children under 12. Alcortin is not recommended for patients allergic to iodoquinol or hydrocortisone.

Special warnings about Alcortin gel

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.

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

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.

Recommended dosage for Alcortin gel


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.

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