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Product introduction

Cortivac Cream is a topical steroid used for treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema. It prevents the release of substances that cause inflammation and provides relief from swelling, redness, and itching in the affected area.

Cortivac Cream is meant only for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally clean and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine evenly on the affected skin. You should not apply it on open wounds or damaged skin.

Use it regularly to get the maximum benefit from it. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

It is usually well tolerated with little or no side effects. However it may cause application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching, and redness in some people. These side effects are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. It is important for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to consult their doctors before using this medicine.


Uses of Cortivac Cream

  • Treatment of Skin disorders

Benefits of Cortivac Cream

In Treatment of Skin disorders

Cortivac Cream prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions of the skin such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

Side effects of Cortivac Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cortivac

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Cortivac Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Cortivac Cream works

Cortivac Cream is a steroid medicine which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cortivac Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cortivac Cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Cortivac Cream?

If you miss a dose of Cortivac Cream, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Cortivac Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of eczema.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Cortivac Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with drugs

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FAQs

Q. Can Cortivac Cream be used on the face?

No, Cortivac Cream should not be used on the face. In addition to this, Cortivac Cream should not be used on the axillae (armpits), groin and if there is atrophy (wasting away of tissues) at the treatment site. In certain circumstances, it can be exceptionally considered to be used by the doctors. It should be used only after consultation with your physician and if possible, the application on the face should be limited to a maximum of 5 days.

Q. Can we use Cortivac Cream in infections?

Cortivac Cream is not an antimicrobial or antifungal agent. It is a steroid medication. It should not be used in infections as being a corticosteroid it suppresses the immune system and increases the risk of infections. Bacterial infections are prone to worsen if the infection is covered with a dressing after using Cortivac Cream. In case the inflammatory lesions get infected or there is any spread of infection, consult your doctor immediately. The doctor will withdraw the use of Cortivac Cream and provide appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

Q. How to use Cortivac Cream?

Before using Cortivac Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Cortivac Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. Can I stop taking Cortivac Cream when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Cortivac Cream and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before your treatment is complete. Stopping Cortivac Cream before your treatment is completed can bring back your symptoms of skin.

Q. What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Cortivac Cream?

Cortivac Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used when advised by the doctor and never given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. Who should not use Cortivac Cream?

Cortivac Cream should not be used in people who are allergic to Cortivac Cream or any of its ingredients. It should also be avoided if a person has any kind of infection of the skin, eyes etc. It is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a baby or breastfeeding to avoid any harm to your baby.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Cortivac Cream?

If you forget to use Cortivac Cream, do not worry and continue using Cortivac Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

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