Drug: Alcortin A (aloe polysaccharides, hydrocortisone, and iodoquinol (topical))

What is this medication (Alcortin A)? Aloe polysaccharides comes from the aloe vera plant and is used for skin-wound healing. Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.Iodoquinol is an antibiotic and antifungal medication that fights infection caused by bacteria or fungus.The combination of aloe polysaccharides, hydrocortisone, and iodoquinol topical (for the skin) is used to treat itching, inflammation, and irritation of the skin related to a number of conditions, such as impetigo, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, infected hair follicles, scalp infections, or athlete's foot. This medication is also used on the outside of the genital or rectal area to treat irritation and inflammation caused by jock itch, vaginal yeast infection, and anal infection.Aloe polysaccharides, hydrocortisone, and iodoquinol topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of this medication (Alcortin A)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop using the medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • severe pain, burning, or irritation of treated skin;
  • blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
  • weight gain, puffiness in your face;
  • itching, oozing, or other signs of a new infection; or
  • any new redness or swelling where the medicine was applied.
Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild burning, itching, dryness, or irritation of the skin;
  • redness or crusting around your hair follicles;
  • acne, increased facial or body hair growth;
  • changes in the color of treated skin; or
  • stretch marks.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect aloe polysaccharides, hydrocortisone, and iodoquinol topical (Alcortin A)? It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied aloe polysaccharides, hydrocortisone, and iodoquinol topical. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Alcortin A)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.An overdose of hydrocortisone applied to the skin is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. However, long term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.

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