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HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases

ratiopharm GmbH

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Hydrocortisone Ratiopharm 0.5% Spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases

pack size:30ml Dosage form:spray

Active substance: hydrocortisone.

Areas of HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases application:
For the relief of non-infected mild inflammatory, allergic or itchy skin diseases that still respond to symptomatic treatment with very weakly effective glucocorticosteroids.
This medicinal product is preferably used on normal or oily skin.

Relieves sunburn, insect bites and other mild skin conditions.

active HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases ingredients

  • 5 mg hydrocortisone

HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases excipients

  • 300 mg ethanol 96% (v/v)
  • 100 mg propylene glycol
  • Glycerol 85%
  • hypromellose
  • disodium edetat-2 water
  • Sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment
  • Citric acid monohydrate
  • water, purified

HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases indication

  • What is the medicine?
    • The medicine contains a hormone from the adrenal cortex called a glucocorticoid. The spray is intended for use on the skin.
  • What is it used for?
    • The spray is used to relieve uninfected mild inflammatory, allergic or itchy skin conditions that respond to symptomatic treatment with low-potency glucocorticosteroids.
    • For short-term (maximum 2 weeks) external use in adults and children from the age of 6 years.
    • The spray is best suited for use on normal or oily skin.
    • If you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 weeks, contact your doctor.

HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases dosage

  • Always use this medicine exactly as described or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • How and how often should you use the medicine?
    • Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the recommended dose for adults and children from the age of 6 years is:
      • Use 2 to 3 times a day at the beginning of treatment
      • Once the symptoms improve, apply once a day or only once a day every 2 to 3 days
    • Please talk to your doctor if you feel that the effect of the spray is too strong or too weak.


  • How long can you use the spray?
    • The duration of treatment depends on the type, severity and course of the disease. In general, a treatment duration of 2 weeks should not be exceeded.
    • Do not use the spray for more than 2 weeks without medical advice.
    • Long-term and/or large-scale use should only be carried out as directed by your doctor.
    • Do not apply the spray to an area larger than 10% of the body surface for more than 1 week.
    • The spray contains alcohol and can therefore dry out the skin. Please consult a doctor if you notice clear signs of dehydration (e.g. flaking, tightness, itching) and/or if the symptoms last longer than 2 weeks or worsen.


  • What to do if you use too much
    • Reduce the dose or - if possible - stop using the spray if you have used it in high doses and for a long time.


  • If you ever forget an application
    • If you have forgotten an application, do not make up for this application, but continue with the next application.


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


HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases way

  • The solution is intended for use on the skin. It is sprayed on the skin.

side effects

  • Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
  • Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000): allergic skin reactions.
  • Long-term use can lead to local dehydration of the skin, such as flaking, tightness, itching.
  • With long-term use, the following side effects are known:
    • Atrophy of the skin, dilation of the capillaries visible on the skin (telangiectasia), stretch marks on the skin (striae), steroid acne, skin inflammation around the mouth (perioral dermatitis), pathologically 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.

HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases interactions

  • Use together with other medicines
    • Medicines can interact with each other so that their effect is stronger or weaker than usual. Therefore please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
    • Intended external use
      • When used externally as directed, interactions with other medicinal products are not to be expected.
    • Accidental internal use
      • If you accidentally ingest the spray, spray it in your mouth or on open wounds, interactions may occur if you are also taking any of the following medicines:
        • Medicines to treat heart failure (cardiac glycosides)
        • Diuretic drugs (saluretics)
        • Medicines to inhibit blood clotting (coumarin derivatives)
        • Medicines used to treat tuberculosis (rifampicin)
        • Medicines to treat epilepsy (phenytoin, barbiturates)
        • Painkillers (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)/anti-rheumatic drugs)
      • In this case, please speak to your doctor immediately.


  • You must not use the preparation
    • if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine,
    • for specific skin symptoms (syphilis, tuberculosis),
    • in viral infections (e.g. chickenpox, herpes simplex, herpes zoster),
    • in vaccination reactions,
    • with fungal infestation (mycoses),
    • for bacterial skin infections, acne vulgaris, steroid acne,
    • in skin inflammation near the mouth (perioral dermatitis),
    • for inflammatory reddening of the face (rosacea),
    • on open wounds,
    • in children under 6 years of age.

pregnancy HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases and breast feeding period

  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking or using any medicine.
  • pregnancy
    • During pregnancy, the use of the drug should be avoided as far as possible and, if absolutely necessary, should be as short and small-scale as possible.
    • Since growth disorders and damage to the unborn child cannot be ruled out during long-term treatment with glucocorticoids during pregnancy, please inform your doctor if you want to become pregnant, are already pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant.
  • lactation
    • Glucocorticoids, including hydrocortisone, pass into breast milk. An impairment of the baby has not yet become known.
    • Nevertheless, you should only use the preparation during breastfeeding after consulting your doctor. If the doctor treating you considers it necessary to use the medicine while breastfeeding, you must not use the spray on the breast area to avoid unwanted absorption by the baby. If your doctor thinks higher doses are necessary for reasons of illness, you should stop breast-feeding.

patient HYDROCORTISONE spray, allergic or itchy skin diseases notes

  • Warnings and Precautions
    • Special care is required when using it
      • on the face (especially around the eyes)
      • on sore skin areas, especially in skin folds (intertriginous areas)
      • in the vicinity of skin ulcers (ulcers)
      • in the genital and anal area
    • Avoid applying the drug to large areas and/or for a long time.
    • The spray is not suitable for people with dry skin or skin diseases associated with it.
    • What should be considered with children?
      • The spray should not be used on children under 6 years of age.
      • In children over the age of 6, external therapy with the spray should be used with caution and should not normally last longer than 2 weeks.
      • Particular caution is needed with children because children have a larger body surface area in relation to body weight.
    • What to consider for older people
      • Elderly people need to be particularly careful because the barrier capacity of the outer layer of skin (horny layer) is weaker in old age.


  • Ability to drive and use machines
    • There are no known effects.