Vio Tex-HC

Generic Name:Hydrocortisone and Clioquinol

Vio Tex-HC is a prescribed medication used to treat acne and pimples. This product is used to treat acne and oily skin. The product contains two ingredients, hydrocortisone and Clioquinol and has been named after these two ingredients of the product. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that acts to decrease the skin swelling that can occur with acne. Clioquinol works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria. It also helps to heal pimples by causing the skin to dry and peel. Vio Tex-HC comes in a form of a complete kit containing an antibacterial or a keratolytic agent and corticosteroid combination along with a cleanser. The effectiveness of Clioquinol appears to be because of its antibacterial, peeling keratolytic, and drying actions. The corticosteroid reduces inflammation of the skin.

How to Use

  • Shake the container well before each use. Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
  • Apply this medication to the areas of your skin affected by acne usually 1 to 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Before applying each dose, gently wash the affected area with a mild soap, and then pat dry. Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area and rub in gently.
  • Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your acne may become worse before it improves. It may take 3 weeks of use to notice improvement in acne. It may take 8 to 12 weeks before full benefit takes effect.
  • Do not use large amounts of this medication or apply it more often than directed. Doing so will not clear acne faster and may increase side effects. Avoid getting this medication into your eyes, inside your nose or mouth, or on any areas of broken skin since it may cause irritation.

Cautions before Usage

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor of your medical history, especially of skin infections especially viral infections like varicella.
  • Do not use this medication in an area where there is an infection or sore.
  • If you apply Vio Tex-HC to an infected area, the infection may become worse.
  • Vio Tex-HC may contain inactive ingredients such as paraben preservatives, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using Vio Tex-HC.

Possible Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Vio Tex-HC are as follows;

  • Peeling, itching, irritation, and redness of skin
  • Skin thinning and discoloration,
  • Hair bumps or folliculitis,
  • Stretch marks

Interactions and Overdose Symptoms

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription drugs, skin care creams and other herbal medicines which may react with Vio Tex-HC. Vio Tex-HC may interact with hair colors, Hair Waxes, Astringents,alcohol and many other medications.

This medication may be harmful if swallowed and if happens so then the patient should seek medical attention.


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