Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin

 

Common English name: Hydrocortisone butyrate for severe inflammatory skin

Brand: Locoid

Application: Inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and severe dermatitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of hydrocortisone butyrate

Pharmacological information of hydrocortisone butyrate

Dosage and method of administration of hydrocortisone butyrate

Contraindications to hydrocortisone butyrate

Hydrocortisone butyrate during pregnancy and lactation

Drug Interactions Hydrocortisone Butyrate

Special warnings and precautions when taking hydrocortisone butyrate

Side effects of hydrocortisone butyrate

Overdose of hydrocortisone butyrate (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of hydrocortisone butyrate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of hydrocortisone butyrate

Ointments, creams, lotions

 

 Pharmacological information of hydrocortisone butyrate

Hydrocortisone butyrate is one of the strongest corticosteroids. These drugs are also called topical steroids. Topical steroids along with skin moisturizers are used to treat inflammatory diseases such as eczema and dermatitis. Hydrocortisone butyrate helps reduce symptoms such as redness and itching by reducing inflammation. It is not a definitive treatment but it helps to reduce the symptoms.

Short-term courses of hydrocortisone butyrate may be prescribed to treat psoriasis of the scalp and palms of the hands and feet. Generally, hydrocortisone butyrate is not suitable for children. Prescribe for a child.

Different types of hydrocortisone butyrate are available. To moisturize and soften the damaged areas of your skin, a cream will be prescribed and if your skin is dry, the ointment is a good choice for you. The lotion of this medicine can be used for larger and hairy areas. Hydrocortisone butyrate for scalp is also available, which you can buy from pharmacies.

Be careful not to confuse hydrocortisone butyrate products with hydrocortisone cream or ointment, as hydrocortisone cream or ointment is a weaker corticosteroid used for mild skin conditions.

 

Dosage and method of administration of hydrocortisone butyrate

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with hydrocortisone butyrate. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about how to take this medicine and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of this drug varies from person to person and in different diseases; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Wash your affected area and hands before using hydrocortisone butyrate.

Do not use this medicine on areas of skin that have open sores or infections.

 

Contraindications to hydrocortisone butyrate

Pay attention to the expiration date of this medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give hydrocortisone butyrate to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Hydrocortisone butyrate is not suitable for children under 10 years of age and pregnant women unless prescribed by a physician.

 

Hydrocortisone butyrate during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself. Hydrocortisone butyrate is not suitable for pregnant women.

 

Drug Interactions Hydrocortisone Butyrate

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Special warnings and precautions when taking hydrocortisone butyrate

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking hydrocortisone butyrate:

  • If you have any skin infections.
  • If you have rosacea or acne.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you want this medicine for a child under 10 years old. Because this medicine is not suitable for children.
  • If you have a history of allergic reactions to creams or other skin products.

 

Side effects of hydrocortisone butyrate

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • feeling irritated
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Permanent stretch marks
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Hair growth at the site of use
  • Important Note: Hydrocortisone butyrate may enter your bloodstream through your skin.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that you think may be due to hydrocortisone butyrate.

 

Overdose of hydrocortisone butyrate (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for hydrocortisone butyrate.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of hydrocortisone butyrate

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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