Locoid Ointmentand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Hydrocortisone Butyrate
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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
No generic is available for Locoid 0.1%.
- Manufactured by Astellas Pharma Ltd
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Locoid 0.1%.
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Locoid Ointment Drug Information
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Locoid Drug Information
Locoid Ointment Overview
Locoid Ointment is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Hydrocortisone butyrate reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. The topical solution is used to treat severe dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis). Locoid Ointment is a medium-strength corticosteroid.
How to Use Locoid Ointment
Use Locoid Ointment on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor. Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub in. Apply the ointment, cream, or solution form of Locoid Ointment usually 2-3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Apply the lotion form of Locoid Ointment usually 2 times daily or as directed. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. After applying the medication, wash your hands unless you are using Locoid Ointment to treat the hands. When applying Locoid Ointment near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting Locoid Ointment in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water. Use Locoid Ointment only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.
Locoid Ointment Precautions
Before using hydrocortisone butyrate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, triamcinolone); or if you have any other allergies. Locoid Ointment may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Locoid Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems. Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated. Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Locoid Ointment or have used Locoid Ointment within the past few months. Though it is unlikely, Locoid Ointment may slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. The effect on final adult height is unknown. See the doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked. During pregnancy, Locoid Ointment should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Locoid Ointment passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Locoid Ointment Misdose
If you miss a dose of Locoid Ointment, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Locoid Ointment Interactions
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Before using Locoid Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription or nonprescription/herbal products you may use,corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone), drugs that lower the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine). This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Locoid Ointment, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Locoid Ointment Side Effects
Stinging, burning, itching, irritation, dryness, or redness at the application site may occur when Locoid Ointment is first applied to the skin. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed Locoid Ointment because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Locoid Ointment do not have serious side effects.stretch marks, skin thinning/discoloration, acne, extreme/unwanted hair growth, "hair bumps" (folliculitis). Skin infections can become worse when Locoid Ointment is used. Notify your doctor promptly if redness, swelling, or irritation does not improve. Rarely, it is possible Locoid Ointment will be absorbed from the skin into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children, and in people who use Locoid Ointment for a long time or over large areas of the skin.unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems. A very serious allergic reaction to Locoid Ointment is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.List of Locoid side effects
Locoid Ointment Storage
Different brands of Locoid Ointment may have different storage requirements. Refer to the package labeling or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements for the brand you are using. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Locoid Ointment when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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