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Locacorten Vioform Cream is a topical medication commonly used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions, including eczema, ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. It is a combination product that contains two medications: clioquinol and flumetasone.
Clioquinol is an anti-infective agent that fights against bacteria and fungi, while flumetasone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation and swelling. It is also prescribed for otomycosis, an infection of the ear canal caused by fungi or bacteria.
Locacorten Vioform Cream has been found to be highly effective in treating these conditions, with studies showing its antimicrobial effectiveness and low incidence of side effects. However, use the medication only as directed by a healthcare provider and to report any adverse reactions to the medication.
Use and Dosage
Locacorten Vioform Cream should be applied to the affected area twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. The recommended dose is one thin application 2 or 3 times daily and it should not be applied near the eyes. Do not use this cream under dressings that do not breathe.
To use Locacorten Vioform Cream, you should first clean and dry the affected area. Then apply a thin layer of the cream to the affected area and gently rub it in. It is typically applied two to three times daily, or as directed by your doctor. However, follow your doctor's instructions on how to use the medication. Additionally, you should avoid getting the cream in your eyes, nose, or mouth, and do not cover the treated area unless directed by your doctor. If you experience any side effects or have any concerns about using Locacorten Vioform Cream, you should talk to your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Locacorten Vioform Cream, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Common Side Effects of Locacorten Vioform Cream (Clioquinol/Flumethasone):
- Burning, dryness, irritation, itching, or redness or skin (usually mild and temporary)
- Change in skin colour
- Increased redness or scaling of skin sores (usually mild and temporary)
- Skin rash (usually mild and temporary)
- Yellow staining of the skin, nails, hair, or fabrics
Serious Side Effects of Locacorten Vioform Cream (Clioquinol/Flumethasone):
- Acne blood-containing blisters on skin
- Burning and itching of skin
- Increased skin sensitivity
- Lack of healing of skin condition
- Numbness in fingers
- Painful, red, or itchy, pus-containing blisters in hair follicles
- Raised, dark-red, wart-like spots on skin, especially when medication is used on the face
- New or spreading skin infection
- Thinning of skin with easy bruising
Forms and Strength
Locacorten Vioform Cream (Clioquinol/Flumethasone) is available in the following forms and strength:
Locacorten Vioform Cream: Cream
- Do not apply it to the eyes, mouth, nose, or genitals.
- Avoid using it on large areas of skin or for extended periods of time, as this can lead to adverse reactions such as skin thinning or stretch marks.
- The medication should not be used if you have a known allergy to any of its ingredients.
- Locacorten Vioform Cream should not be used to treat viral or bacterial infections.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a healthcare provider before using this medication.
- The Cream may interact with other medications, let your healthcare provider know about any other medications you are taking.
- If you experience any unusual symptoms or side effects while using this medication, you should contact your healthcare provider right away.
- Locacorten Vioform Cream may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions; if you experience redness, itching, or swelling, discontinue use and contact your healthcare provider.
- Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare provider or on the product label.
- Use caution when applying this medication to children or elderly patients, as they may be more susceptible to adverse effects.
- Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or dressing unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider.
- If you are using other topical medications or creams on the same area, be sure to wait several minutes between applications to avoid interactions.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or tanning beds while using this medication, as it may increase the risk of skin irritation or sunburn.
- Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets, and store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Locacorten Vioform Cream available over the counter?
No, Locacorten Vioform Cream is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.
How long does it take for Locacorten Vioform Cream to start working?
The time it takes for Locacorten Vioform Cream to start working may vary depending on the individual and the severity of the eczema. Use the cream regularly as directed by your doctor for the best results.
Can Locacorten Vioform Cream be used on children?
Locacorten Vioform Cream should be used with caution in children, as they may be more sensitive to the effects of corticosteroids. Discuss the use of this medication with your child's doctor before use.
How should Locacorten Vioform Cream be stored?
Locacorten Vioform Cream should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and light. It should also be kept out of the reach of children.
Can Locacorten Vioform Cream be used with other medications?
Discuss the use of Locacorten Vioform Cream with your doctor if you are taking other medications, as they may interact with each other.
It's important to purchase Locacorten Vioform Cream from verified Canadian pharmacy.