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It is used to alleviate the inflammatory and itching symptoms of corticosteroid-responsive skin disorders.
Hydrocortisone acetate is the active ingredient in the medication. Topical corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory, anti-itching, and blood vessel constriction properties. The mechanism of topical corticosteroid anti-inflammatory activity is unexplained.
Burning, Itching, Irritation, Dryness, Excessive Hair Growth, Acne Eruptions, Lightening Of The Skin, Skin Inflammation Around The Mouth, Allergic Contact Skin Inflammation, Softening Of The Skin Colour, Secondary Infection, Skin Thinning, Stretch Mark And Heat Rashes.
As Hydrocortisone Topical is used topically, the risk of interacting with alcohol consumed is negligible.
Hydrocortisone Topical may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal reproduction studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus. However, there are limited well-controlled human studies. The benefits from the use of Hydrocortisone Topical in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Hydrocortisone Topical is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Animals studies showed Hydrocortisone Topical is excreted in the milk of rats. Limited human data suggests that Hydrocortisone Topical does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Hydrocortisone Topical should not affect alertness or driving ability.
Hydrocortisone Topical is safe to be used in patients with kidney impairment.
Hydrocortisone Topical is generally safe for patients with liver disease.