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Lidocort Side Effects

Generic Name: hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Lidocort.

Not all side effects for Lidocort may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical: cream, gel/jelly, lotion, pad

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical:

Incidence not known
  • Burning or stinging sensation of the skin
  • paleness or redness of the skin
  • swelling of the skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to hydrocortisone / lidocaine topical: rectal cream, rectal cream with applicator, rectal gel with applicator, rectal kit, rectal pad, topical cream, topical kit, topical lotion, topical pad

Local

Local side effects have included erythema, edema, transient stinging, burning, transient blanching, and locus of abnormal sensation.

Local side effects associated with topical hydrocortisone have included 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.

Endocrine

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.

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