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Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) ® is a topical corticosteroid indicated for:
Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults.
The topical treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients 3 months to 18 years of age.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary. Before prescribing for more than 2 weeks, any additional benefits of extending treatment to 4 weeks should be weighed against the risk of HPA axis suppression and local adverse events. The safety and efficacy of Locoid Lipocream has not been established beyond 4 weeks of use.
Corticosteroid-Responsive Dermatoses in Adults
Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two or three times daily, depending on the severity of the condition. Rub in gently.
Atopic Dermatitis in Patients From 3 Month to 18 Years
Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two times daily. Rub in gently.
Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) should not be used with occlusive dressings or applied in the diaper area unless directed by a physician.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Cream, 0.1% (1 mg/g), supplied in tubes of 15g, 45g and 60g.
Storage And Handling
Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) Cream, 0.1% is supplied in tubes of 15g (NDC 14290-313-15), 45g (NDC 14290-313-45) and 60g (NDC 14290-313-60).
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Manufactured for: Triax Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Cranford NJ 07016. By: Ferndale Laboratories, Inc., Ferndale MI 48220.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/6/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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