Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)
What is Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) used for?
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as allergies, eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis. The medication operates by blocking the release of enzymes that cause these symptoms to prevent them from occurring. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The cream is normally applied two to three times each day, but your particular directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the skin before use to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected health complications.
What are the side effects of Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate)?
Some patients using Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual swelling, intense pain or stinging, stomach pain, unusual swelling, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as severe skin rashes, swelling around the face, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician as soon as possible if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure any necessary alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Never apply Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used to treat patients who have acne, rosacea, widespread psoriasis, or skin infections caused by bacteria, fungus, or a virus. Also inform your physician if you have psoriasis as this condition may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.