This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions
(e.g., insect bites, poison oak/ivy, eczema, dermatitis, allergies,
rash, itching of the outer female genitals, anal itching).
Hydrocortisone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can
occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a mild
Hydrocortisone is contraindicated in conditions like Ulcers,
Systemic infections, Hypersensitivity.
Hydrocortisone, which give rise to further complications include
Convulsions, Gi bleeding, Telangiectasia, Striae, Glaucoma,
Cataract, Pancreatitis, Hypersensitivity reactions, Osteoporosis,
Psychosis, Increased intracranial pressure, Growth retardation,
Glucose intolerance, Epidermal thinning, Vertebral fractures,
Avascular necrosis, Papilloedema, Opthalmic fungal or viral
disease, Dendritic corneal ulcers, Thromboembolic disorder, Long
bone fractures, Hypokalemic alkalosis, Reduced visual function,
Tendon rupture, Intestinal perforation, Opportunistic infections,
Addisonian crises, Adrenal atrophy, Increased IOP (intraocular
pressure), Subcutaneous atrophy.
Hydrocortisone is known to interact with other drugs like
Aminoglutethimide, Amobarbital, Amphotericin B, Ascorbic Acid,
Aspirin, Carbamazepine, Frusemide or Furosemide, Gentamicin,
Ipilimumab, Lofexidine, Metyrosine, Natamycin, Oxandrolone,
Phenobarbitone, Phenytoin (Na), Primidone, Promethazine (HCl),
Rhubarb, Rifampicin, Rotavirus vaccine, Tice-BCG.
These interactions are sometimes beneficial and sometimes may pose
threats to life. Always consult your physician for the change of
dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be
Precautions & Warning:
Although hydrocortisone butyrate is an effective medication for
treating various skin conditions, it is not suitable for everyone.
Make sure your healthcare provider knows about any other
medications you are taking or if you have any allergies before
beginning treatment with hydrocortisone butyrate. Safety
precautions and warnings also include possible risks associated
with using this medicine while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Use in Pregnancy and Nursing Mothers:
There are no data on the excretion of benzoyl
peroxide-hydrocortisone topical into human milk. The manufacturer
recommends caution when administering benzoyl
peroxide-hydrocortisone to nursing women.
Treatment/antidote in The Event of Overdose:
If you accidentally use to much hydrocortisone, contact the nearest
hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately.
Store below 25℃. Protect from moisture. Keep out of reach of