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Locoid Solution

Last reviewed on RxList: 2/17/2017
Locoid Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 01/26/2017

Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%) Cream, Ointment, & Solution is a corticosteroid used to reduce the swelling, itching, and redness caused by a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Locoid topical solution is used to treat severe dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Locoid is available in generic form. Common side effects of Locoid include:

  • stinging,
  • burning,
  • itching,
  • irritation,
  • dryness,
  • redness, or
  • peeling at the application site when Locoid is first applied to the skin.

These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to Locoid. Other side effects of Locoid include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Locoid including:

  • blurred vision,
  • seeing halos around lights,
  • uneven heartbeats,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • weight gain,
  • puffiness in your face, or
  • feeling tired.

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.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Locoid Consumer Information

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.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Locoid (Hydrocortisone Butyrate Solution)

Locoid Professional 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, and miliaria.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Locoid (Hydrocortisone Butyrate Solution)

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