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

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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

Alcortin A is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • 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 A contains several active ingredients and can potentially treat different skin conditions that are autoimmune, bacterial, or fungal. 

Directions

The usual dosage of Alcortin A is three to four times daily as directed by your healthcare provider.

Ingredients

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

Iodoquinol is an anti-infective agent that works against bacteria and fungi. The mechanism for its anti-infective properties is unclear.

Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Many skin conditions are caused by the inflammation and activation of the immune system. Hydrocortisone works by reducing the chemical signals leading to inflammation. It also increases the absorption of Alcortin A.

Interactions

Known drug-drug interactions with Alcortin A include:

  • Aldesleukin
  • Calcipotriene

Do not mix Alcortin A with other topical medications, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) treatments. 

Cautions

Alcortin A should only be used externally; do not ingest.

Keep away from eyes and other sensitive areas. 

Use with caution if you have a history of kidney or liver problems. 

Tell your doctor if you have a history of thyroid disease or osteoporosis.

Long-term use of hydrocortisone cream may increase the risk of certain side effects, like skin sensitization.

Ask your doctor and pharmacist about all precautions that apply to you.

Side Effects

Common adverse reactions 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


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.

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