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Iodoquinol, Aloe Polysaccharide Topical gel

It is used to treat skin infections and eczema.

Generic Name: Aloquin

What is this medicine?

ALOE POLYSACCHARIDE; IODOQUINOL is used to treat skin infections and eczema.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • thyroid disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to iodoquinol, iodine, chloroquine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film of medicine to the affected area. Do not cover with a bandage or dressing. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse your eyes with plenty of cool water. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course prescribed by your doctor or health care professional even if you think you are better. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • medications for thyroid problems

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • heat intolerance or increased sweating
  • shakiness
  • unusually tired or weak
  • weight loss with increased appetite

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness, vertigo
  • fever, chills
  • headache
  • nausea, vomiting
  • rash, hives, itching

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


Last Updated: July 30, 2009
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