Cortalo with Aloe Side Effects
Generic name: hydrocortisone topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about hydrocortisone topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cortalo with Aloe.
Some side effects of Cortalo with Aloe may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to hydrocortisone topical: topical cream, topical gel, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical pad, topical solution, topical spray, topical stick
Other dosage forms:
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking hydrocortisone topical (the active ingredient contained in Cortalo with Aloe) hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using hydrocortisone topical and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
sleep problems (insomnia);
weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
Less serious side effects of hydrocortisone topical may include:
skin redness, burning, itching, or peeling;
thinning of your skin;
blistering skin; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to hydrocortisone topical: compounding powder, rectal cream with applicator, rectal foam, rectal ointment, rectal solution, rectal suppository, topical cream, topical gel, topical kit, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical pad, topical paste, topical solution, topical spray, topical stick
Endocrine side effects of topical corticosteroids are rare. Glucose intolerance and hyperglycemia may be induced by corticosteroids. These drugs can rarely suppress the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. This suppression is more likely when higher potency topical steroids are used over extensive areas and when occlusive dressings are used.
Local adverse effects of hydrocortisone application may commonly include burning, itching, or irritation, especially if applied to denuded skin or with occlusive dressings. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids may result in skin atrophy and thinning, and the development of striae, telangiectasia, subcutaneous hemorrhage, and easy bruising and bleeding. Allergic contact dermatitis is occasionally reported.
Skin on the face, axillae, and groin appear to be most susceptible to the adverse, long-term effects of topical steroids.
Topical corticosteroid use may inhibit local immune response rendering the skin more susceptible to infections. Folliculitis has occasionally been reported.
Perioral dermatitis or rosacea-like dermatitis has occurred in patients treated with potent topical corticosteroids who are of seborrheic skin type. This condition may flare temporarily upon discontinuation of topical steroids, prompting patients to continue their use. If topical corticosteroids are discontinued, this flare and the initial dermatitis generally resolves over a few weeks.
Gastrointestinal side effects of rectally administered hydrocortisone include diarrhea, cramps, flatulence, rectal irritation, and rectal bleeding.
Musculoskeletal side effects from rectal administration may include muscle weakness, steroid myopathy, loss of muscle mass, osteoporosis, vertebral compression fractures, aseptic necrosis of femoral and humeral heads, and pathologic fracture of long bones.
More Cortalo with Aloe resources
- Cortalo with Aloe Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Anucort-HC cream, ointment, suppository Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Anusol-HC cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Carmol HC MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Carmol HC Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Carmol HC Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- CortAlo With Aloe Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Cortizone-10 cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Hydrocortisone Acetate Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Hytone Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Instacort gel MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Locoid cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Locoid Lipocream Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Locoid Lotion Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Nutracort lotion MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Pandel Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Pediaderm HC lotion MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Pediaderm HC Prescribing Information (FDA)
- ProctoCream-HC Cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Proctocort Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Texacort Prescribing Information (FDA)
- U-cort Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Westcort Prescribing Information (FDA)
- hydrocortisone with aloe cream MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
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