Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)
What is Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) used for?
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid cream used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. It operates by preventing skin inflammation to reduce the pain, irritation, and swelling associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is normally applied to the affected area once each day, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the medication rinse and dry the area being treated to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess cream to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or other areas of the skin 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 Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the cream and contact your doctor immediately if any serious or worrying side effects occur such as severe pain, stinging, folliculitis, thinning skin, easier bruising, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in other cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using this medication if you have acne, rosacea, widespread plaque psoriasis, a bacterial skin infection, a fungal skin infection, or a viral skin infection. Also inform your doctor if you are being treated for psoriasis as this condition may require regular office visits to monitor your condition.
Strictly use Locoid Lipocream (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 Lipocream (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.