Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)
What is Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) used for?
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid cream which is prescribed to relieve itching, inflammation and redness caused by different skin conditions, such as eczema, allergies, dermatitis or other conditions.
How should I use Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Patients who are using Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) to treat skin conditions must use this cream exactly as directed by their physician. Before you apply the cream, you must make sure that the affected area is clean and dry. A thin layer of cream may then be applied to the area requiring treatment. You should wash your hands after applying this cream. You may be told by your physician to apply it 2 to 3 times per day. Consult your physician if you don't notice any improvement in your condition after 2 weeks.
What are the side effects of Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Possible side effects of Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) include:
If you notice any side effects while using this cream, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.