Alcortin A is a broad-spectrum product with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Alcortin A contains 1% iodoquinol, an anti-infective ingredient, with 2% hydrocortisone acetate, a well-known anti-inflammatory agent. Alcortin A also contains a patented form of aloe.
Alcortin A is effective against fungi, yeast and bacteria plus the inflammation that often accompanies these conditions.
Because Alcortin A is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, it is a particularly good choice in those cases when a physician decides that a culture of the infection may not be indicated.
Without a culture, the exact microorganism that causes the infection is not confirmed, so Alcortin A's breadth of effectiveness is especially appropriate.
Alcortin A is also generally well-suited to common skin infections when:
Alcortin A is irritant-free, paraben-free and allergy-tested. In standard repeat insult patch tests (RIPT), after 329 patch product measures, an independent testing agency concluded there was no evidence to suggest increased likelihood of sensitization from using Alcortin A.
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. 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.
See accompanying full prescribing information.(1) Konopka EA, et al. Antimicrobial effectiveness of locacorten-vioform cream in secondary infections of common dermatoses. Dermatologica 1975; 151:1-8.]
Alcortin A provides a broad spectrum of treatments for a wide array of skin infections