Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Absorption: If this medication is used for prolonged periods over large areas of the body or applied under dressings that don't breathe, it may be absorbed through the skin. Only use this medication as directed by your doctor.
Application: Do not allow this medication to get into the eyes and do not apply it to ulcerated skin.
Kidney or liver disease: People with kidney of liver disease should discuss with their doctor how this medication may affect their medical condition, how their medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Response: If you do not experience any improvement within a week of using this medication, contact your doctor.
Staining: This medication may turn yellow when exposed to air. It may also stain skin, nails, hair, or fabrics.
Tests: This medication may interfere with the results of certain thyroid function tests.
Pregnancy: The safety of using this medication during pregnancy has not been established. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if clioquinol - hydrocortisone passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are using this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children under 2 years of age.