Locort 1% Cream

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Medicine Overview of Locort Cream

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Uses of Locort Cream

Locort 1% Cream is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Locort Cream

Common

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.

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How to use Locort 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 Locort Cream works

Locort 1% cream is a topical corticosteroid (anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by reducing redness, itching, and swelling caused by various skin conditions.

In Depth Information on Locort Cream

Expert advice for Locort Cream

  • 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 Locort 1% Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Locort 1% Cream 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
Locort 1% Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Locort 1% Cream via licking.
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Driving
SAFE
Locort 1% Cream does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Locort
1% Cream in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Locort
1% Cream in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Locort 1% Cream

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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