Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% Cream
What Hydrocortisone butyrate is used for:
Hydrocortisone butyrate is used topically to treat a variety of skin conditions including:
Eczema of all types.
Dermatitis (itching) of all types.
Allergic dermatitis (dermatitis caused by skin irritants and allergies).
Do not use Hydrocortisone butyrate:
If you’re allergic to the active substances or any other component of this medicine.
If your skin condition is caused by an infection (athlete’s foot, herpes…)
If you have skin problems associated with syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease) or tuberculosis.
If the skin around your mouth is inflamed (perioral dermatitis).
If you have pimples or spots (acne).
If you have redness of the facial skin.
Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor before using this medicine:
If you’re going to use it on your face or sensitive areas.
If you’re going to use it on large areas of your skin.
If you’re going to use it on skin folds or under a bandage.
If you are using it for psoriasis. It should be used for a short period of time.
Do not smoke or go near naked flames. There is a risk of severe burns. Fabrics that come in contact with the cream become easier to burn as well.
Possible side effects:
Stop using this product and seek immediate medical help if you develop rash; hives; itching; red, Swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, Swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Side effects include:
Skin thinning, redness, discoloration
Suppression of the release of the stress hormones
How to use Hydrocortisone butyrate :
This medicine is suitable for adults and children.
This medicine is for external use.
Use as indicated by your doctor.
Wash your hands before and after use.
Apply a thin layer to affected area and slowly massage it.
Apply to affected area once or twice daily, but not more.
How to store Hydrocortisone butyrate :
Store at below 77°F (25°C).
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
*Dosage form and route of administration of Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% ointment, 0.1% lipocream, and 0.1% scalp lotion should be prescribed according to therapeutic indication and disease severity of each individual patient.