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Anusol Hc

Anusol-HC® 2.5%
(hydrocortisone cream, USP)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as antiinflammatory and antipruritic agents. Anusol-HC 2.5% (Hydrocortisone Cream, USP) is a topical corticosteroid with hydrocortisone 2.5% (active ingredient) in a water-washable cream containing the following inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol, petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, carbomer 934, sodium lauryl sulfate, edetate disodium, sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH, and purified water.

Hydrocortisone has the chemical name Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 11,17,21, trihydroxy-, (11β)-and the chemical structure below.

Hydrocortisone structural formula illustration

What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone rectal?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling of your ankles or feet;
  • muscle weakness;
  • rapid weight gain, especially in your face and midsection;
  • severe rectal pain or burning;
  • bleeding from your rectum;
  • severe stomach pain;
  • sudden and severe headache or pain behind your eyes;...

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What are the precautions when taking hydrocortisone cream (Anusol Hc)?

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to hydrocortisone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, eye problems, infections (especially rectal sores/infections), liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems.

Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/4/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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