Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream (Clioquinol/Hydrocortisone) Medication


Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream (Clioquinol/Hydrocortisone)

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Drug Description


Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream is a topical medication primarily used to treat infections of the skin and to provide relief from symptoms such as redness, itching, and discomfort. 

Vioform Hydrocortisone contains two active ingredients: clioquinol and hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone in the cream reduces inflammation, itching, and redness by suppressing the immune response in the skin. Clioquinol has antimicrobial properties and can help prevent or treat infections that may occur in compromised skin. The combination of clioquinol with hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid, helps to combat infections and reduce inflammation in the affected area. 

Use and Dosage 

To use Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream, please follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the product label. Here is a general guideline based on the search results: 

  1. Clean and dry the affected area: Before applying the cream, ensure that the area of skin where you will be applying it is clean and dry. This helps to maximize the effectiveness of the medication. 
  2. Apply a thin layer: Take a small amount of cream and apply a thin layer to the affected skin. Gently rub it in until it is absorbed. Be careful not to use too much, as excessive application may increase the risk of side effects. 
  3. Frequency of application: The recommended frequency of application is typically two to three times daily. However, the specific dosage and frequency may vary depending on the severity of your condition and the guidance of your healthcare provider. Follow their instructions for the best results. 
  4. Wash your hands: After applying the cream, remember to wash your hands thoroughly unless your hands are the treated area. This helps to prevent unintentional transfer of the medication to other parts of your body or to other people. 
  5. Duration of treatment: Follow the recommended duration of treatment as directed by your healthcare provider. Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration without consulting your healthcare provider. 

If you miss a dose of the cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects  

  • New burning, redness, itching, or irritation of the skin 
  • Skin rash 
  • Yellow staining of the skin, nails, hair, or fabrics 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin 
  • Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters 
  • Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair 
  • Darkening of the skin 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Dizziness 
  • Dryness 
  • Fainting 
  • Fast heartbeat 
  • Fever 
  • Hives, itching, or rash 
  • Hoarseness 
  • Irritation 
  • Itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin 
  • Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Mental depression 
  • Nausea 
  • Reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin 
  • Redness and scaling around the mouth 
  • Softening of the skin 
  • Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet 
  • Thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together  
  • Tightness in the chest 
  • Troubled breathing or swallowing 
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness 
  • Vomiting 


  • Allergic reactions: Individuals with known allergies or hypersensitivity to clioquinol, hydrocortisone, or any other ingredients in the cream should avoid using Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream. Allergic reactions may include rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Discontinue use and seek medical attention if any signs of an allergic reaction occur. 
  • Infections: Do not use the cream to treat infections caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that are not susceptible to clioquinol. Consult a healthcare provider to determine the appropriate treatment for specific infections. 
  • Skin thinning: Prolonged or excessive use of corticosteroids, such as hydrocortisone in Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream, can lead to skin thinning, discoloration, or stretch marks. Use the cream as directed and do not exceed the recommended duration of treatment. 
  • Underlying skin conditions: Use caution when applying Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream to areas of the skin with pre-existing conditions such as acne, rosacea, or perioral dermatitis, as it may worsen these conditions.  
  • Interactions: Inform your healthcare provider about all medications, including over-the-counter and herbal products that you are taking, as they may interact with the cream. 
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Consult a healthcare provider before using the cream if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. They can evaluate the potential risks and benefits for you and your baby. 
  • Eye contact: Avoid getting Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream into the eyes, as it may cause irritation. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water and seek medical attention if irritation persists. 
  • Long-term use: Prolonged use of Vioform, especially on large areas of the body or under occlusive dressings, may increase the risk of systemic absorption of hydrocortisone. It can potentially lead to adrenal suppression or other systemic side effects.  
  • Skin irritation or sensitivity: Some individuals may experience skin irritation, burning, stinging, or sensitivity to the cream. If these symptoms occur or worsen, discontinue use, and consult a healthcare provider. 
  • Use on broken or damaged skin: Avoid applying the cream to open wounds, broken skin, or areas with infection. Doing so may increase the absorption of the medication and potentially lead to systemic side effects or delay wound healing. 
  • Sun exposure: Vioform Hydrocortisone Cream may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Limit sun exposure and use protective measures, such as sunscreen and protective clothing, while using the cream.  

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