EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream

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EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream

EBENOL® 0.5% Creme

For adults and children from 6 years.

Active ingredient:

Area of ​​application:
For the relief of moderately pronounced inflammatory skin diseases.
For short-term (max. 2 weeks) permanent external use in adults and children from the age of 6.

Note: Contains cetostearyl alcohol and potassium sorbate.

In the case of moderately pronounced inflammatory skin diseases such as B. moderately pronounced neurodermatitis.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Active ingredients

  • 5 mg hydrocortisone

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Auxiliary materials

  • Carbomer 980
  • Dimethicone 350
  • Cetostearyl alcohol, emulsifying (Type A)
  • Glycerol 85%
  • Glycerol monostearate
  • Potassium sorbate
  • Triglycerides, medium chain
  • Disodium edetat-2-water
  • Octyldodecanol
  • Trometamol
  • Oleyl oleate
  • Purified water

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Indication / application

  • The preparation contains a synthetically produced hormone from the adrenal cortex, a so-called glucocorticoid. It is intended for use on the skin.
  • The preparation is used for the relief of moderate inflammatory skin diseases. For short-term (maximum 2 weeks) external use in adults and children from the age of 6.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream dosage

  • Always use this medicine exactly as described or exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • The recommended dose for adults and children over 6 years of age
    • At the start of treatment, you generally apply the cream 1 to 2 times a day.
    • When the clinical picture improves, a single application per day is usually sufficient.
  • The recommended dose for children under 6 years of age
    • Children up to the age of 6 (under 6 years of age) may only be treated with the drug if prescribed by a doctor. The doctor decides on the frequency of application (usually one application per day is sufficient) and on the duration of application (maximum 3 weeks).


  • How long can you use the preparation?
    • The duration of treatment depends on the type, severity and course of the disease.
    • Do not use the cream for more than 2 weeks without medical advice.
    • Be sure to consult a doctor if symptoms persist or worsen for more than 2 weeks.
    • Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have the impression that the effect of the cream is too strong or too weak.


  • If you have used too much,
    • remove the excess from the skin with a soft cloth.
    • If you have used the drug for a long time (longer than 2 weeks) and in high doses, reduce the dose or - if possible - stop the drug.
    • With long-term (longer than 2 weeks) large-area (more than 1/10 of the body surface) use, especially under final bandages or on severely damaged skin, the active ingredient can be absorbed into the body and thus cause side effects, such as: B. Inhibition of the adrenal gland or M. Cushing (trunk obesity, full moon face). See your doctor.


  • If you forget an application,
    • do not use a double dose next time. Continue to use as directed or as described by your doctor.


  • If you have any further questions on the use of the medicinal product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream way

  • The cream is intended to be applied to the skin.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Side effects

  • Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
  • The list includes all known side effects under treatment with hydrocortisone, including those under higher doses or long-term therapy in adults and children from 6 years of age.
  • possible side effects
    • Rarely (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000), allergic skin reactions occur.
    • Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
      blurred vision
    • With long-term use (longer than four weeks), the following side effects are known: thinning of the skin, changes in skin pigmentation, visible enlargements of the capillaries on the skin (telangiectases), stretch marks on the skin (striae), steroid acne, skin inflammation near the mouth (perioral dermatitis) ), abnormal increased body hair (hypertrichosis).
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This also applies to side effects that are not specified.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Interactions

  • Use with other medicines
    • Medicines can affect each other so that their effects are stronger or weaker than usual. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or intend to use any other medicines.
    • What should be considered if you are taking other medicines at the same time?
      • Interactions are not to be expected when used externally as intended.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Contraindications

  • You must not use the preparation at
    • specific skin diseases (syphilis, tuberculosis)
    • Viral infections (e.g. chickenpox, herpes simplex, herpes zoster)
    • Vaccination reactions
    • Fungal attack (mycoses)
    • bacterial skin infections, acne vulgaris, steroid acne
    • Inflammation of the skin near the mouth (perioral dermatitis)
    • inflammatory redness of the face (rosacea)
  • Do not use the cream if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients of the medicine.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream pregnancy and breast feeding period

  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking or using any medicine.
    • You may only use the preparation during pregnancy and breastfeeding if strictly indicated by your doctor.
    • During pregnancy, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, and if you are breastfeeding, you should not use the medicine extensively (more than 1/10 of the body surface) or long-term (longer than four weeks).
    • With long-term use, growth disorders within the uterus cannot be ruled out.
    • In late pregnancy treatment, the fetus is at risk of atrophy of the adrenal cortex.
    • Glucocorticoids pass into breast milk. If there is a compelling indication, breastfeeding should be discontinued.
    • Newborns whose mothers were given long-term and / or extensive treatment with corticoids during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be monitored more closely for possible undesirable sequelae.
    • Do not apply the preparation to the breast area during breastfeeding to avoid unwanted oral ingestion by the infant.

EBENOL 0.5% hydrocortisone cream Patient information

  • Warnings and Precautions
    • Particular caution is required when using it
      • on the face (especially around the eyes, if predisposed there is a risk of increased intraocular pressure)
      • on sore skin areas, especially in skin folds (intertriginous areas)
      • around skin ulcers
      • in the genital and anal area
    • Do not use on open wounds.
    • Do not apply the cream to an area larger than 1/10 of the body surface.
    • If you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances, contact your doctor.
    • What should you watch out for with children?
      • Particular caution is required with children because children have a larger body surface area in relation to their body weight. Children up to the age of 6 (under 6 years of age) may only be treated with the drug if prescribed by a doctor. For information on the type and duration of use, see the "Dosage" category.
    • What should be considered in the elderly?
      • Particular caution is required in older people because the barrier performance of the outer skin layer (horny layer) is weaker in old age.


  • Driving and using machines
    • There are no known effects.