Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) - 0.1% (30g)

Locoid Lipocream

HYDROCORTISONE BUTYRATE

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Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is used to relieve itching, redness and inflammation caused by eczema and other types of dermatitis. It is an anti-inflammatory topical corticosteroid which works by causing the induction of lipocortins.

Brand Name : Locoid Lipocream
Active Ingredients : HYDROCORTISONE BUTYRATE
Manufacturer : CSL Biotherapies
Country of Origin : Netherlands
Intended Patient : Unisex
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) - 0.1% (30g) Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) - 0.1% (30g)
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Description


Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Eczema and other itchy skin disorders Hydrocortisone Butyrate Locoid Lipocream

Uses
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is used to relieve itching, redness and inflammation caused by eczema and other types of dermatitis. It is an anti-inflammatory topical corticosteroid which works by causing the induction of lipocortins. This helps to control the production and release of substances that can cause inflammation and itching (including leukotrienes and prostaglandins).

In addition to reducing swelling and pruritis, this medicine also has a vasoconstrictive effect, meaning that it can reverse the widening of the blood vessels that is known to be a key contributing factor to the pain and inflammation associated with dermatitis. Patients have also used this cream to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin disorders. However, it will only work for conditions responsive to corticosteroid therapy.

Dosage and Administration
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is provided in a 30g tube, and this particular version is a 0.1 per cent formulation. Your doctor will assess the severity of your skin condition, and will also decide whether or not topical corticosteroid therapy is suitable. Usually, treatment is stopped when the symptoms have been sufficiently controlled, so as to avoid the potential risks of long term treatment (these can include accidental transdermal absorption of the active ingredient).

Upon diagnosis of your condition, the doctor may instruct you to gently rub a thin layer of the cream to the area of your skin that is affected 2 to 3 times per day. The duration of time for which treatment will be required to continue may vary, based on individual factors. Your doctor will tell you how long treatment will be needed to continue for and it is necessary that you comply with the instructions given.

Side effects
Skin treatment with the topical corticosteroid Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) might lead to side effects, including:

  • Acne
  • Dry skin
  • Discoloured skin
  • A slight pruritic effect
  • Cracking at the application site

Keep a close eye on your condition and report all reactions to the doctor. If you suffer from and serious side effects, including skin infections, body weight increases, fatigue or any others not listed here, see your doctor immediately.

Precautions
Remember that this cream must never be eaten or otherwise ingested. You should get medical help straight away if accidental ingestion occurs.

Do not allow the cream to come into contact with the eyes. Also, if your skin becomes irritated after use, see your doctor or dermatologist.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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