Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)
What is Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) used for?
Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. It operates by reducing skin inflammation to prevent irritation, pain, and swelling associated with these conditions. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Always use Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one daily administration to the affected area, but your individual directions will be based on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Thoroughly rinse and dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream to the area, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area open to the air so that any excess cream may evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each use to prevent the medication from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe pain or burning, thinning skin, easier bruising, contact dermatitis, folliculitis, or signs of an allergic reactions such as hives, severe swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further complications from occurring.
Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. The medication should not be used by patients who have acne, widespread plaque psoriasis, inflammation surrounding the mouth, a bacterial skin infection, fungal skin infection, or viral skin infection. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have psoriasis as this condition may require regular office visits to monitor your condition if it is being treated.
Strictly use Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Locoid Crelo (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.