Hydrocortisone Topical Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Dermatitis

Topical cream, ointment, solution, gel, or lotion:

Apply to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.

For treatment of resistant dermatoses, hydrocortisone may be used with occlusive dressings.

Butyrate cream, ointment or solution:

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Eczema

Topical cream, ointment, solution, gel, or lotion:

Apply to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.

For treatment of resistant dermatoses, hydrocortisone may be used with occlusive dressings.

Butyrate cream, ointment or solution:

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Psoriasis

Topical cream, ointment, solution, gel, or lotion:

Apply to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.

For treatment of resistant dermatoses, hydrocortisone may be used with occlusive dressings.

Butyrate cream, ointment or solution:

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Ulcerative Colitis - Active

Hydrocortisone is recommended for use in patients whose ulcerative colitis presents with proctitis or distal colitis. The rectal enema reaches the splenic flexure whereas the rectal foam penetrates just to the rectum and sigmoid colon.

Rectal solution:

60 mL (100 mg) by rectal enema once a day at bedtime. Hydrocortisone enema should be retained for at least 1 to 3 hours and preferably all night. Sedatives and/or antidiarrheal medications may aid in extending enema retention time.

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Rectal foam (10%):

one applicatorful (80 mg) of rectal foam rectally once or twice daily.

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Rectal suppository:

one suppository (25 mg) inserted rectally twice daily.

Therapy should be continued for approximately 3 weeks or until ulcerative colitis remission.

Usual Adult Dose for Gingivitis

dental paste (0.5%):

Apply paste to the oral mucosa 2 to 3 times a day following meals and at bedtime. Usually a small amount (1/4 inch) should be applied to the lesion without rubbing in, which will form a smooth film over the area. The manufacturer recommends that if improvement is not seen within 7 days, treatment should be reevaluated.

Usual Adult Dose for Aphthous Stomatitis - Recurrent

dental paste (0.5%):

Apply paste to the oral mucosa 2 to 3 times a day following meals and at bedtime. Usually a small amount (1/4 inch) should be applied to the lesion without rubbing in, which will form a smooth film over the area. The manufacturer recommends that if improvement is not seen within 7 days, treatment should be reevaluated.

Usual Adult Dose for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Topical Solution:

Apply to affected area once a day.

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Topical Lotion:

Apply to affected area once a day.

The manufacturer recommends that if improvement is not seen within 7 days, treatment should be reevaluated.

Usual Adult Dose for Hemorrhoids

Rectal Suppository:

25 mg inserted rectally once or twice a day. The dose may be increased to 75 mg or 100 mg a day as needed.

Cream or lotion:

Apply 1 to 2 times a day as needed.

Therapy should be continued for approximately 3 days to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the condition.

Usual Adult Dose for Proctitis

Rectal Suppository:

25 mg inserted rectally 2 times a day (once in the morning and once at night). The dose may be increased to 75 mg or 100 mg a day as needed.

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Rectal foam:

one applicatorful (80 mg) rectally once or twice a day.

Therapy should be continued for approximately 2 weeks, but may require up to 8 weeks depending on the nature of the condition.

Usual Adult Dose for Pruritus

Relief of minor feminine itching associated with external vaginal area:
Topical Pad:
Apply not more than 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dermatitis

> 1 year:

Topical cream, ointment, solution or lotion:

Apply to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.

Butyrate cream, ointment or solution:

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eczema

> 1 year:

Topical cream, ointment, solution or lotion:

Apply to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.

Butyrate cream, ointment or solution:

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Psoriasis

> 1 year:

Topical cream, ointment, solution or lotion:

Apply to the affected area 2 to 4 times a day.

Butyrate cream, ointment or solution:

Apply to the affected area once or twice a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Pruritus

Relief of minor feminine itching associated with external vaginal area:
Topical Pad
> 2 years: Apply not more than 4 times a day.

Rectal cream and ointment:
>= 13 years: 1 to 2 applicatorsful per day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Dialysis

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