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Topically applied WESTCORT Ointment (hydrocortisone valerate ointment) can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects (see PRECAUTIONS).
WESTCORT Ointment (hydrocortisone valerate ointment) is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components of the preparation.This 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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