Cortate Cream 0.5% provides temporary relief of minor skin irritations, rashes, itching and redness due to:
• seborrhoeic dematitis
• insect bites
• poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac
• contact dermatitis such as soaps, detergents, cosmetics and/or jewelry
Hydrocortisone Cream USP 0.5%
Cethet-20, cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, mineral oil, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, purified water, sodium hydroxide and white petrolatum.
This product is fragrance free.
Do not use this product if you are:
- allergic to hydrocortisone or any ingredients of the medication
- allergic to other corticosteroids medications
- have certain viral infections such as herpes simplex, chickenpox, or vaccinia
- have untreated tuberculosis, fungal, or bacterial infections of the skin.
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
- symptoms of an allergic reaction (swelling of the hand, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth, or throat; difficulty breathing or swallowing)
- worsening of your skin condition.
If you expereince side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
Apply thin layer to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily. Wash your hands after applying the medication - unless, you applied the medication on your hands.
Children: Do not use on children 2 years of age or younger, unless directed by a physician.
Use for a maximum of 7 days. if symptoms persist longer than 7 days, consult your doctor.
Before you begin using this medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Dressings: Do not use dressings or bandages over hydrocortisone unless recommended by your doctor. This includes diapers or plastic pants if hydrocortisone is applied to the diaper area.
Eye: Be careful when applying hydrocortisone on lesions near the eye because absorption into the blood may cause increased eye pressure, glaucoma, or cataracts. Wash your hands after applying hydrocortisone and avoid touching your eyes.
Infection: A proper anti-infective should be used to treat an infection while hydrocortisone may be used to treat the symptoms of inflammation, redness, and itching. At times, the use of corticosteroids may mask the signs and symptoms of infections.
Skin: Prolonged use of corticosteroids can cause thinning of the skin, especially on the face, armpits, inner arm, back of the leg, and skin folds. If this occurs, talk to your doctor.
Pregnancy: The use of topical hydrocortisone is generally considered to be compatible with pregnancy. If you are pregnant, speak to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication.
Breast-feeding: The use of topical hydrocortisone is generally considered to be compatible with breast-feeding. If you are breast-feeding, speak to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication.
Children: Children may absorb more of the medication than adults and may experience more side effects. Speak to your doctor about the benefits and risks of using this medication on children.
Medical conditions: Do not use this medication to treat itching of the vulva (vaginal lips) that is associated with vaginal discharge.