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Cortisone Maximum Strength

Dosage form: ointment
Ingredients: HYDROCORTISONE 1g in 100g
Labeler: CVS Pharmacy
NDC Code: 59779-034

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Hydrocortisone Ointment Maximum Strength - CVS

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 put this product into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator
    • do not use more than directed unless directed by a doctor

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 59º-86ºF (15º-30ºC).
•  Before using any medication, read all label directions. Keep carton, it contains important information.

Inactive ingredients

mineral oil, white petrolatum


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Compare to the active ingredient in Cortizone•10®*
NDC 59779-034-56

Relieves itch:
• Rash
• Eczema
• Psoriasis
• Insect bites
• Other skin irritations

Anti-itch ointment

NET WT 1 OZ (28 g)

hydrocortisone ointment
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59779-034
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:59779-034-561 TUBE in 1 CARTON
128 g in 1 TUBE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart34804/25/200603/31/2018
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)

Revised: 12/2017
CVS Pharmacy

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