HYDROCUTAN, Hydrocortisone Cream


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HYDROCUTAN, Hydrocortisone Cream 0.5%

pack size:20g Dosage form:cream

Active ingredients

Hydrocortisone 5 mg/g Areas of 

For the relief of moderately severe inflammatory skin diseases.

Warning: Contains Potassium Sorbate and Cetylstearyl Alcohol.

For the relief of moderately severe inflammatory skin diseases.

active Hydrocortisone Cream ingredients

  • 5 mg hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone Cream excipients

  • Glycerol 85%
  • oleyl oleate
  • Cetylstearyl alcohol, emulsifying (Type A)
  • Triglycerides, medium chain
  • octyldodecanol
  • glycerol monostearate
  • Dimethicone 35
  • potassium sorbate
  • Carbomer 980
  • disodium edetat-2 water
  • trometamol
  • water, purified

Indication/ Hydrocortisone Cream Application

  • The active ingredient hydrocortisone is a synthetically produced glucocorticoid (adrenal cortex hormone) for use on the skin.
  • The cream is used to relieve moderately severe inflammatory skin diseases.

Hydrocortisone Cream dosage

  • Always apply the cream exactly as directed. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • The usual dose for adults and children over 6 years of age is:
    • At the beginning of treatment: generally 1-2 times a day
    • With improvement of the clinical picture: one application per day is usually sufficient.
  • Please talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have the impression that the effect is too strong or too weak.


  • duration of use
    • The cream can be used for a maximum of 2 weeks.
    • Children up to the age of 6 may only be treated with the drug if prescribed by a doctor. One application per day is usually sufficient. The duration of the application is determined by the treating physician.


  • 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 1/10 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 the medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Hydrocortisone Cream way

  • Cream for use on the skin.

side Hydrocortisone Cream effects

  • Like all medicines, this can have side effects, although not everyone gets them. The evaluation of side effects is based on the following frequency information:
    • 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.
  • possible side effects
    • With long-term use (longer than four weeks), the following side effects are possible: thinning of the skin, changes in skin pigmentation, dilation of the capillaries visible on the skin (telangiectasia), stretch marks on the skin (striae), steroid acne, skin inflammation around the mouth (perioral dermatitis). ) and pathological increased body hair (hypertrichosis).
    • Rare: allergic skin reactions
  • special instructions
    • If side effects occur, you should stop the treatment immediately and consult a doctor.
  • If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects that are not listed, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Hydrocortisone Cream interactions

  • When used with other medicines
    • Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using or have recently taken/used other medicines, even if they are non-prescription medicines.
    • Interactions are not to be expected when used externally as intended.

Hydrocortisone Cream Contraindications

  • The cream must not be used
    • if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients.
    • in specific skin diseases (syphilis, tuberculosis), viral infections (e.g. chickenpox, herpes simplex, herpes zoster), vaccination reactions, fungal infestation (mycoses), bacterial skin infections, acne vulgaris, steroid acne, skin inflammation near the mouth (perioral dermatitis) and inflammatory reddening of the facial (rosacea).

pregnancy Hydrocortisone Cream and breast feeding period

  • You may only use the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding if strictly indicated.
  • During pregnancy, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, and while breastfeeding, you should not use the drug on large areas (more than 1/10 of the body surface) or for a long time (longer than four weeks). With long-term use, growth disorders in the unborn child cannot be ruled out. Treatment at the end of pregnancy puts the fetus at risk of shrinking (atrophy) of the adrenal cortex.
  • Glucocorticoids pass into breast milk. If there is a compelling indication, breastfeeding should be discontinued. Do not apply the cream to the breast area while breastfeeding to avoid unwanted oral intake by the infant. Newborns whose mothers have been treated long-term and/or extensively with corticoids during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be monitored more closely for possible undesirable side effects.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking/using any medicine.

patient Hydrocortisone Cream notes

  • Particular caution is required when using:
    • when used on the face (particularly around the eyes; if predisposed: risk of increasing intraocular pressure) and when applied to body folds (intertriginous areas), around skin ulcers (ulcers), and to the genital and anal areas.
    • Elderly people (senile skin) need to be particularly careful due to the weakened barrier function of the horny layer, or children due to a larger body surface area in relation to body weight. Do not use on open wounds. Do not apply the cream to an area larger than 1/10 of the body surface.
    • children
      • The cream must not be used on children under the age of 6 without a doctor's prescription.
    • Elderly people
      • See above


  • Driving and using machines
    • There are no known effects on the ability to drive and use machines.