Chlofucid - General Information

Chlofucid is a synthetic antibacterial compound. Chlofucid is a compound used in some shampoos for the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.


Pharmacology of Chlofucid

Chlofucid has an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of gram-positive as well as some gram-negative organisms. Also, chloroxine has shown some antifungal activity against certain dermatophytes and yeasts.


Chlofucid for patients

This medicine may slightly discolor light-colored hair (for example, bleached, blond, or gray).


Chlofucid Interactions

May interact with skin products or shampoos for dandruff or psoriasis.


Chlofucid Contraindications

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to chloroxine or if you have open sores on your scalp.


Additional information about Chlofucid

Chlofucid Indication: Used in the treatment of dandruff and mild to moderately severe seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
Mechanism Of Action: Although the mechanism of action is not understood, chloroxine may slow down mitotic activity in the epidermis, thereby reducing excessive scaling associated with dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.
Drug Interactions: Not Available
Food Interactions: Not Available
Generic Name: Chloroxine
Synonyms: CHQ; Dichlorohydroxyquinoline; Dichloroquinolinol; Dichloroxin; Chloroxyquinoline; Chlorquinol; Dikhloroskin
Drug Category: Antiseborrheic
Drug Type: Small Molecule; Approved

Other Brand Names containing Chloroxine: Capitrol; Chlofucid; Clofuzid; Endiaron; Quesyl; Quinolor; Quixalin;
Absorption: Not Available
Toxicity (Overdose): The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.
Protein Binding: Not Available
Biotransformation: Not Available
Half Life: Not Available
Dosage Forms of Chlofucid: Not Available
Chemical IUPAC Name: 5,7-dichloroquinolin-8-ol
Chemical Formula: C9H5Cl2NO
Chloroxine on Wikipedia: Not Available
Organisms Affected: Humans and other mammals