Chlorquinaldol

Description

Chlorquinaldol is a local anti-infective agent, which is used for the treatment of vaginal infections caused by fungi, certain bacteria, and protozoa. It may also be used topically for other infected skin conditions.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Chlorquinaldol

  • Application site irritation
  • Skin Rash
  • Redness of skin
  • Vaginal dryness and irritation

Uses of Chlorquinaldol

What is it prescribed for?

  • Vaginal infections
  • Skin infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Chlorquinaldol or any other ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Vaginal irritation

This medicine may cause burning and irritation upon vaginal application. Consult your doctor if the symptoms do not improve and the irritation persists.

Other medicines

Chlorquinaldol may interact with many other medicines and may cause adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before using this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Use/apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by killing infectious agents and prevent the spread of infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vaginal anti-infectives, Topical antiseptic agent, Topical anti-infectives, Miscellaneous agents

Schedule

Schedule H

Chlorquinaldol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 8 January 2019]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Chlorquinaldol#section=Pharmacology-and-Biochemistry

Chlorquinaldol - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 2 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB13306

Percutaneous absorption of chlorquinaldol (Sterosan). - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 2 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/478062

Plasma concentrations of chloroquinaldol (Sterosan) after administration of a vaginal tablet. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 2 April 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/750325

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Information on this page was last updated on 2 Apr 2019

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