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(hydrocortisone acetate) Cream USP, 1%
CARMOL® HC is intended for topical administration. The active component is the corticosteroid hydrocortisone acetate, which has the chemical name pregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione, 21-(acetyloxy)-11,17-dihydroxy-, (11β)-. It has the following chemical structure.
Each gram of the cream contains 10 mg Hydrocortisone Acetate USP, in a water-washable vanishing cream base containing urea (10%), purified water, stearic acid, propylene glycol, isopropyl myristate, isopropyl palmitate, PPG-26 oleate, sodium laureth sulfate, triethanolamine, xanthan gum, sodium metabisulfite, cetyl alcohol, edetate disodium, carbomer with hypoallergenic perfume. It is nonocclusive, and contains no mineral oil, petrolatum, lanolin, or parabens.
What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone and urea topical (Carmol HC, Keratol HC)?
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.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- uneven heartbeats;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- feeling tired.
Less serious side effects may include:
- skin redness, burning, itching, or...
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/21/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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