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Locoid Cream, Ointment, and Solution
Locoid Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) Cream, Ointment, & Solution is used to reduce the swelling, itching, and redness caused by a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). The topical solution is used to treat severe dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). It is a corticosteroid. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include stinging, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness at the application site when this medication is first applied to the skin. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
The recommended dose of Locoid cream or ointment is to apply to the affected area as a thin film two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition. Locoid may interact with oral corticosteroids, or drugs that lower the immune system. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Locoid should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
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Locoid in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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 of your skin;
- blistering skin; or
- stretch marks.
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Locoid Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, extreme/unwanted hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis).
Skin infections can become worse when this medication is used. Notify your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve.
Rarely, it is possible this medication will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use this medication for a long time or over large areas of the skin. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Locoid FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The following local adverse reactions are reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: burning, itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria.
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