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Locoid Lipocream Dosage

Generic name: HYDROCORTISONE BUTYRATE 1mg in 1g
Dosage form: cream

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Medically reviewed on November 24, 2017.

For corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults, apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two or three times daily, depending on the severity of the condition, and rub in gently.

For atopic dermatitis in patients 3 months to 18 years of age, apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two times daily, and rub in gently. Do not apply Locoid Lipocream® in the diaper area unless directed by a physician.

Discontinue therapy when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary. Before prescribing for more than 2 weeks, any additional benefits of extending treatment to 4 weeks should be weighed against the risk of HPA axis suppression and local adverse events. The safety and efficacy of Locoid Lipocream® has not been established beyond 4 weeks of use [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Do not use Locoid Lipocream® with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. Avoid use in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressings.

Locoid Lipocream® is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

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