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Locoid Lipocream


Patients using Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) should receive the following information and instructions:

  • Discontinue Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) when control is achieved.
  • Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two or three times daily for corticosteroid-reponsive dermatoses in adults. Consult with your physician to determine if treatment is needed beyond 2 weeks.
  • Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two times daily for atopic dermatitis in patients 3 months of age and older. Safety of Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) in pediatric patients has not been established beyond 4 weeks of use.
  • Rub in gently.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Do not bandage, otherwise cover, or wrap the affected skin area so as to be occlusive unless directed by your physician.
  • Do not use Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressings.
  • Do not use Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) on the face, underarms, or groin areas unless directed by your physician.
  • If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, contact your physician.
  • Do not use other corticosteroid-containing products while using Locoid Lipocream (hydrocortisone butyrate) without first consulting your physician.

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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