Warnings and Precautions
Alcortin A should be used with the following warnings and precautions in mind: Alcortin A is contraindicated for patients with hypersensitivity to iodoquinol or hydrocortisone acetate. Alcortin A is for external use only. In some patients, systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression and other conditions. Avoid prolonged use over large surface areas or use with occlusive dressings. Not recommended for infants; not tested on children age 12 or under. Like with any anti-infective agent, prolonged use may result in overgrowth of non-susceptible organisms. Burning, itching, irritation and dryness have been reported infrequently following the topical use of corticosteroids.