Cortilind® 5 mg / g cream
Pack size:30 g Dosage form:cream
For use in children from 6 years of age and in adults.
Active ingredient: hydrocortisone. For inflammatory and allergic skin diseases with minor symptoms that respond to external therapy with weakly effective corticosteroids (max. 2 weeks).
Contains: propylene glycol.
For hydrocortisone cream information on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
STADA Consumer Health Deutschland GmbH, Stadastraße 2–18, 61118 Bad Vilbel
For the treatment of inflammatory, allergic and itchy skin diseases.
Active hydrocortisone cream ingredients
- 5 mg hydrocortisone
Auxiliary hydrocortisone cream materials
- Stearic acid
- Propylene glycol
- Sorbitan stearate
- Hard fat
- Purified water
Indication / hydrocortisone cream application
- The medicine is a cream for use on the skin for inflammatory and allergic skin diseases.
- The cream is used for inflammatory and allergic skin diseases with minor symptoms that respond to external therapy with weakly effective corticosteroids (max. 2 weeks).
- Always use the cream exactly as directed. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the following dosage applies:
- The cream is applied thinly to the diseased areas two to three times a day and rubbed in gently. After the improvement has occurred, the cream usually only needs to be applied once a day or every 2nd or 3rd day. Even after the symptoms have subsided, the cream should be used for a few days to avoid the disease flaring up again.
- The cream is intended for short-term use on the skin (max. 2 weeks) for adults and children from 6 years of age.
- The duration of the treatment depends on the success of the therapy. A treatment duration of over two weeks may only take place with medical supervision.
- Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have the impression that the effect is too strong or too weak.
If you use more than you should
- So far, no symptoms of intoxication are known. In the event of an overdose, side effects may be increased. If you observe side effects that seriously affect you, please contact your doctor immediately so that he can take the necessary measures immediately.
If you forget to use:
- If you have used too little of the cream once or if you forget to apply it, you should continue the treatment as usual the next time and not apply the cream more frequently or thickly.
Effects if treatment is stopped
- In order to achieve a successful treatment, you should continue the application for a long enough time. Therefore, speak to your doctor if you want to stop the treatment prematurely.
- Apply the cream thinly to the diseased areas two to three times a day and rub it in gently.
- When using it on the face, make sure that the cream does not get into the eyes.
Side hydrocortisone cream effects
- Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- Very common (affects more than 1 in 10 people)
- Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)
- Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000)
- Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000)
- Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 people)
- Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
- Burning, itching, tightness in case of hypersensitivity to hydrocortisone or one of the other ingredients may occur.
- In the case of prolonged use (more than 2 weeks) prescribed by a doctor, it should be noted whether the skin is thinning (skin atrophy), whether there is tiny bleeding (telangiectasia) or strips of skin due to damage to the elastic fibers (striae) or whether there are acne-like symptoms (steroid acne). appear. In this case, inform your doctor.
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
- Blurred vision
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to side effects that are not specified.
Use with other medicines
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently used, or intend to use any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
- So far, no interactions have become known.
The cream must not be used
- if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients
- for chickenpox and vaccination reactions
- for syphilitic or tubercular skin diseases
- If the skin is infected by bacteria or fungi at the same time, this must be treated separately
- with certain skin inflammations in the area of the mouth (perioral dermatitis) or face (rosacea) associated with reddening and / or nodule formation
- during the first trimester of pregnancy
- In addition, the cream must not be used on or in the eye!
pregnancy hydrocortisone cream and breast feeding period
- The cream should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy. In later stages of pregnancy, the cream may only be used after a careful risk-benefit assessment by the attending physician. In particular, large-area or long-term use and occlusive dressings should be avoided during pregnancy.
- The active ingredient in the cream passes into breast milk. You should stop breastfeeding when using it over a large area or for a longer period of time. Avoid contact of the infant with the treated skin areas.
Patient hydrocortisone cream information
Warnings and Precautions
- Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using the cream.
- If you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances, contact your doctor.
- Children up to the age of 6 may only be treated according to a doctor's prescription.
Driving and using machines
- There are no special precautions required.