HYDROCUTAN Cream 0.25%, cream for allergic skin
For allergic and inflammatory skin diseases.
active cream for allergic skin ingredients
- 2.5 mg hydrocortisone
cream for allergic skin excipients
- potassium sorbate
- cetyl alcohol
- Vaseline, white
- Glycerol 85%
- glycerol monostearate
- propylene glycol
- Glycerol mono/di(palmitate/stearate)
- sodium stearate
- Citric acid monohydrate
- sodium citrate
- butylated hydroxytoluene
- palmitoylascorbic acid
- water, purified
Indication/ cream for allergic skin Application
- This cream contains hydrocortisone, an active ingredient from the group of adrenal cortex hormones (corticoids), which can be used to treat inflammatory and allergic skin diseases.
- The cream is used to treat inflammatory, allergic and itchy skin diseases, often associated with blistering and crusting (pruritic) of minor severity, which respond to external treatment with weakly effective corticosteroids.
cream for allergic skin 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.
The recommended dose is:
- At the beginning of the treatment, you should apply the cream thinly 2 to 3 times a day. Once the clinical picture has improved, a single application per day or every 2 - 3 days is usually sufficient.
duration of use
- The duration of use depends on the type, severity and course of the disease
- Long-term (longer than 4 weeks) or large-area (more than 20% of the body surface) use of the cream should be avoided. This also applies to treatment of more than 10% of the body surface lasting longer than 1 week. Babies and small children under the age of 6 may only be treated with the preparation if expressly instructed by a doctor and for no longer than 3 weeks. Even after the clinical picture has subsided, the cream should be used for a few more days to prevent it from flaring up again.
- To stop treatment, the frequency of application should be slowly reduced.
- 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 use more than you should
- Reduce the dose or - if possible - discontinue the drug after high-dose and long-term (longer than four weeks) use.
- With long-term (longer than four weeks) application over a large area (more than 20% of the body surface), especially under closing bandages or on severely damaged skin, the active substance can be absorbed into the body and thus cause side effects such as e.g. B. Adrenal inhibition or Cushing's disease (truncal obesity, full moon face). In this case consult your doctor.
If you forgot the application
- Do not apply a double dose to make up for a forgotten application.
If you cancel the application
- You could jeopardize the success of the treatment. Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before stopping treatment.
- If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
cream for allergic skin way
- After careful cleansing of the skin, the cream is applied thinly to the affected areas of the skin and rubbed in gently.
side cream for allergic skin effects
- Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although not everyone gets them.
possible side effects
- Rarely (1 to 10 users in 10,000) allergic skin reactions can occur after using the cream. In such cases, treatment should be discontinued after prior consultation with the doctor.
- Not known (cannot be estimated from the available data): Blurred vision
Also conceivable are general effects as a result of the absorption of the active ingredient in the body, such as a reduction in the function of the adrenal cortex, symptoms of Cushing's
syndrome and an increase in intraocular pressure.
- With long-term, high-dose application of hydrocortisone on the skin, especially under cover (e.g. in the diaper area), so much of the active substance can be absorbed into the body that the body's own ACTH release is inhibited; this can lead to a drop in the level of cortisol in the blood.
- The possibility of general side effects must be taken into account, especially in children.
- The following side effects can occur, particularly with prolonged use or under film bandages: dryness of the skin, thinning of the skin, "paper skin" (skin atrophy), expansion of superficial skin vessels (telangiectasia), stretch marks on the skin due to damage to the elastic fibers (striae), pustules caused by the active ingredient ( steroid acne), nodular inflammatory skin changes on the face (rosacea-like or perioral dermatitis), increased hair growth on the treated skin areas (hypertrichosis), promotion of secondary infections, delayed wound healing.
- In the case of long-term, large-scale use, especially under film bandages or on severely damaged skin, possible internal (systemic) corticosteroid effects and side effects must be taken into account due to the possible absorption of the active substance into the bloodstream.
- If you notice side effects, contact This also applies to side effects that are not listed.
cream for allergic skin interactions
Use together with other medicines
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using, have recently taken/used or might take/use any other medicines.
- If the cream is used externally as intended, interactions with other medicinal products are not to be expected.
cream for allergic skin Contraindications
The medicine must not be used
- if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
- in children under the age of 6 without a doctor's prescription
- for specific skin diseases (e.g. syphilis, skin tuberculosis)
- in chickenpox
- for skin reactions after vaccinations
- for skin diseases caused by bacteria or fungi
- in certain skin diseases in the facial area associated with reddening and/or nodule formation (rosacea and rosacea-like or perioral dermatitis)
- on the eyes and mucous membranes
- in diseases that are associated with a disturbance of the pituitary-hypothalamic regulation (e.g. Cushing's syndrome).
pregnancy cream for allergic skin and breast feeding period
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine.
- There are insufficient data on the use of the preparation in pregnant women. In animal experiments, glucocorticoids showed teratogenic effects. An increased risk of oral cleft formation in human fetuses when glucocorticoids are used during the first trimester of pregnancy is also discussed. Animal studies have also shown that administration of glucocorticoids at therapeutic doses during pregnancy may retard fetal growth and contribute to the onset of cardiovascular and/or metabolic diseases in adulthood and permanent behavioral changes.
- If you are pregnant, you should therefore only use the cream if the doctor treating you considers this to be absolutely necessary. Please contact your doctor immediately.
- The active ingredient contained in the cream passes into breast milk. If you use it over a large area or for a long time, you should stop breastfeeding. Contact of the infant with the treated skin areas should be avoided. Breastfeeding mothers should not apply hydrocortisone to the breast area.
patient cream for allergic skin notes
Warnings and Precautions
- Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using the preparation.
Particular caution is required when using:
- Long-term or large-scale use of the cream should be avoided.
- The cream should not be applied for more than 1 week on an area larger than 1/10 of the body surface.
- Do not use on open wounds!
- The cream should only be used with particular care on the face.
- When applied to the face, care must be taken to ensure that the cream does not get into the eyes (there is a risk of increased intraocular pressure in people who are predisposed to this).
- If you experience blurred vision or other vision problems, contact your doctor.
- Do not use on mucous membranes!
- Care must be taken to ensure that infants and small children are not used under occlusive conditions (airtightness through diapers).
Ability to drive and use machines
- There is no experience of impairment of the ability to drive and use machines.