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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
WESTCORT Ointment (hydrocortisone valerate ointment) should be applied to the affected area as a thin film two or three times daily depending on the severity of the condition._As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary. WESTCORT Ointment (hydrocortisone valerate ointment) should not be used with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. WESTCORT Ointment (hydrocortisone valerate ointment) should not be applied in the diaper area if the patient requires diapers or plastic pants as these garments may constitute occlusive dressing.
WESTCORT OINTMENT (hydrocortisone valerate ointment) , 0.2% is supplied in the following tube sizes:
15 g NDC 0072-7800-15
45 g NDC 0072-7800-45
60 g NDC 0072-7800-60
Store between 59° - 78°F (15° - 26°C)
Westwood Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Princeton, NJ, USA 08543. A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Revised 5/2002. FDA rev date: 9/3/2002This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/13/2009
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