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Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate)

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Description

LOCOID (hydrocortisone butyrate) is a prescription lotion that can be used to treat atopic dermatitis in patients who are three years or older.

LOCOID is a topical corticosteroid medication that reduces inflammation, redness, itching, and other immune reactions in skin cells. LOCOID induces phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins, which prevent inflammation.

Directions

Apply a thin layer to the affected area twice daily and rub gently into the area. Stop treatment when dermatitis has resolved.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in LOCOID is hydrocortisone butyrate.

Interactions

There are no known drug interactions with topical LOCOID lotion, cream, or ointment.

Wait 10-15 minutes for LOCOID to absorb into the skin before applying other topical medications.

Cautions

If there is no improvement in two weeks, stop treatment and tell your doctor. LOCOID is not intended to be used for longer than two weeks.

Not for use in the mouth, eyes, or vagina.

Do not wrap the area with an occlusive dressing after applying LOCOID.

Use caution if you have a history of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria.

Your doctor should monitor for HPA axis suppression if you are using LOCOID over a large area of the body.

Side Effects

The most common LOCOID cream side effects are application site reactions. LOCOID ointment and lotion have the same side effect.

Other side effects may include:

  • Burning
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Erythema
  • Inflammation
  • Irritation
  • Pruritis
  • Skin depigmentation

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References

Locoid [package insert]. Ferndale, MI: Valeant; 2014.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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