February 24, 2017
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Hydrocortisone

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Hydrocortisone

HYDROCORTISONE MAXIMUM STRENGTH
(hydrocortisone) Ointment




DRUG DESCRIPTION

Active Ingredient

Hydrocortisone 1%

Inactive Ingredients

aloe barbadensis leaf juice, white petrolatum

What are the possible side effects of hydrocortisone topical?

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 hydrocortisone topical 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 peeling;
  • thinning...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 2/17/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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