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Hydrocortisone Maximum Strength

Dosage form: ointment
Ingredients: HYDROCORTISONE 1g in 100g
Labeler: Actavis Pharma, Inc.
NDC Code: 0472-0345

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Hydrocortisone Ointment Maximum Strength - Actavis

Drug Facts

Active ingredient

Hydrocortisone, USP 1%




for the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes due to:

  • eczema
  • insect bites
  • poison ivy
  • poison oak
  • poison sumac
  • soaps
  • jewelry
  • detergents
  • cosmetics
  • psoriasis
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • for external genital, feminine and anal itching
  • other uses of this product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor


For external use only

Do not use
  • for external feminine itching if you have a vaginal discharge. Consult a doctor.
  • for the treatment of diaper rash. Consult a doctor.

When using this product
  • avoid contact with the eyes

  • do not begin the use of any other hydrocortisone product unless directed by a doctor

  • for external anal itching:

  • do not use more than directed unless directed by a doctor

  • do not put this product into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • symptoms last for more than 7 days
  • the condition gets worse
  • symptoms clear up and occur again in a few days
  • rectal bleeding occurs, consult doctor promptly

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


Adults and children 2 years of age and older

  • apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily

Children under 2 years of age

  • do not use, consult a doctor

For external anal itching
Adults: when practical, clean the affected area with mild soap and warm water, rinse thoroughly, gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before application of this product 
Children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor

Other information
  • Store at room temperature 59°-86°F (15°-30°C).
  • Before using any medication, read all label directions. Keep carton, it contains important information.

Inactive ingredients

mineral oil, white petrolatum


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NDC 0472-0345-56
Compare to the active ingredient in Cortizone•10®*

Maximum Strength
Hydrocortisone Ointment, USP 1%
Anti-Itch Ointment

Relieves Itches and Rashes
Net wt. 1 oz (28g)

For the temporary relief of itches and rashes due to:
• Insect Bites     • Eczema     • Seborrheic dermatitis
• Poison Ivy, oak & sumac

hydrocortisone ointment
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:0472-0345
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:0472-0345-561 TUBE in 1 CARTON
128 g in 1 TUBE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart34807/21/1998
Labeler - Actavis Pharma, Inc. (119723554)

Actavis Pharma, Inc.

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Medically reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

Further information

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