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Alcortin A Gel (Hydrocortisone Acetate/iodoquinol/aloe Polysaccharides )

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Alcortin A Gel (Hydrocortisone Acetate/iodoquinol/aloe Polysaccharides )

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    Description

    Alcortin A is a topical prescription medication that contains several different active ingredients. This medication is approved for a variety of skin conditions, including autoimmune and infectious. Conditions include:

    • Acne urticaria
    • Anogenital pruritus
    • Atopic dermatitis
    • Bacterial dermatoses
    • Chronic eczematoid otitis externa
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Endogenous chronic infectious dermatitis
    • Folliculitis
    • Impetiginized eczema
    • Intertrigo
    • Lichen simplex chronicus
    • Localized or disseminated neurodermatitis
    • Monliasis
    • Mycotic dermatoses
    • Nuchal eczema
    • Nummular eczema
    • Pyoderma
    • Stasis dermatitis


    Alcortin contains three different active ingredients, including an agent with anti-inflammatory properties and an agent with antifungal and antibacterial properties.

    Directions

    Apply to the affected area three to four times daily as directed by the physician. Do not use Alcortin A for longer than prescribed.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredients in Alcortin A are iodoquinol, hydrocortisone acetate, and aloe vera leaf. 

    Iodoquinol is an antifungal and antibacterial agent, but it is unclear the exact mechanism of this ingredient.

    Hydrocortisone cream decreases inflammation of the affected skin by decreasing the effects of the immune system at the site. It also increases the absorption of active medication by increasing the movement of substances through the skin and capillaries. 

    Interactions

    Alcortin A may interact with the following medications:

    • Aldesleukin
    • Calcipotriene


    Do not use other topical medications at the same time as Alcortin A. Do not mix other medications with this drug.

    Cautions

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of hormone suppression or any conditions that affect the pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

    Medications that contain corticosteroids may increase skin sensitivity and should be used for the shortest time possible.

    Ask your doctor and pharmacist about all precautions related to this drug.

    Side Effects

    The most common side effects may include:

    • Acneiform eruption
    • Atrophic striae
    • Burning sensation of the skin
    • Folliculitis
    • Hypertrichosis
    • Hypopigmentation
    • Maceration of the skin
    • Miliaria
    • Perioral dermatitis
    • Pruritus
    • Secondary skin infection
    • Skin atrophy
    • Skin irritation
    • Xeroderma


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    References

    1. Alcortin A [package insert]. Carlstadt, NJ: Primus; 2009.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 12905

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