Locoid Ointment(Hydrocortisone Butyrate)
Locoid Ointment Drug Information
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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 temporarily slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. 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
What are Locoid Ointment side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Locoid Ointment may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Locoid Ointment as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Locoid Ointment
The side effects of Locoid Ointment may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Locoid Ointment. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Locoid Ointment may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Locoid Ointment, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Locoid Ointment.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Locoid Ointment, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Locoid Ointment and the side effects associated with Locoid Ointment are described in the following:
Common Locoid Ointment Side Effects
- stinging of skin
Less Frequent Locoid Ointment Side Effects
- skin and skin structure infection
- skin atrophy
- pruritus of skin
- skin rash
- headache disorder
- treatment site sequelae
- acute pain at drug application site
Rare or Very Rare Locoid Ointment Side Effects
- skin striae
- skin ulcer
- skin hypopigmentation
- central serous chorioretinopathy
- hypothalamic-pituitary insufficiency
- adrenal cortical insufficiency
- ocular hypertension
- bullous dermatitis
- acneiform eruption
- dry skin
- blistering skin
- skin irritation
- perioral dermatitis
- contact dermatitis
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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