Hydrocortisone

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Definition

- Low potency corticosteroid

 

Features

- Available OTC in low dose preparations (0.5%, 1%)

- Wide cariety of preparations

 

Indications

- Dermatitis

- Eczema

- Haemorrhoids

- Colitis or proctitis: UC

- Anaphylaxis (IV)

 

Types

- Onitment

- Creams

-  0.5% or 1%

-  Hydrozole cream (Clotrimazole 1% + Hydrocortisone 1%)

- Lotion

- Liquid

-  IV: 5mg/kg, max 200mg adults

- Gel

- Suppositories

 

Mx

- Usually daily to QID use

 

 

 

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