Locoid 0.1% Lotion

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Primarily used for

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Pregnancy
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15 ML in 1 bottle
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Substitutes for Locoid Lotion

Eldercoid 0.1% Lotion
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹2.8/ML of Lotion
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Medicine Overview of Locoid Lotion

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Uses of Locoid Lotion

Locoid 0.1% Lotion is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Locoid Lotion

Common

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.

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How to use Locoid Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Locoid Lotion works

Locoid 0.1% lotion belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.

In Depth Information on Locoid Lotion

Expert advice for Locoid Lotion

  • Exercise caution if you are an elderly patient, or undergoing extended hydrocortisone therapy or if you have heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure and recurrent fits.
  • Do not apply plasters or dressings over the cream unless suggested by your doctor.
  • Avoid direct contact on the face, near your eyes and mouth, anal or genital areas or any other body parts with skin folds or thin skin. In case of direct contact of this medication with the eyes, nose, mouth, anal or vaginal area, immediately rinse with water.
  • Consult your doctor before using in children <10 years. 
  • Do not use hydrocortisone topical for a duration more than 7 days unless prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do consult your doctor, if the skin condition does not improve after application at prescribed dose and duration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not use if you have acne or infected or broken skin.
  • Do not use if you are suffering from bacterial infection such as impetigo (red sores on the face), viral infections such as cold sores or fungal infections such as athlete’s foot.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Locoid 0.1% Lotion
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Locoid 0.1% Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Locoid 0.1% Lotion is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
SAFE
Locoid 0.1% Lotion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Locoid
0.1% Lotion in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Locoid 0.1% Lotion

Frequently asked questions for Hydrocortisone Topical

Q. Is hydrocortisone topical safe?
Hydrocortisone topical is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is hydrocortisone topical good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed or has an open wound
Q. Does hydrocortisone topical help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone topical relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.

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