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What is Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone used for?

Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone is a topical cream indicated for inflammatory skin disorders. This skin cream is used to relieve inflammation and itching caused by skin conditions such as irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, insect bites and mild-to-moderate eczema. This drug is a combination of 2 ingredients, Crotamiton and Hydrocortisone. Crotamiton helps relieve itching and Hydrocortisone, a mild corticosteroid, reduces inflammation. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?

The dosage of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Apply Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone cream thinly onto the affected area(s). If you need to use moisturizer or any other lotion on the same area of the skin, try to leave about 30 minutes between applying this medicine and moisturizer. Do not cover the affected area with airtight dressing.

What if you miss a dose of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?

If you have forgotten to apply the Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone cream, do not apply more of it to catch up for the missed dose.

What if you overdose on Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?

Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?

There are no known interactions between Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone cream and other medicines. However, it is important to inform your doctor about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?

Like other medicines, Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone can cause side effects such as burning, itching, redness, dermatitis or allergies at the site of application. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are applying Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?

Is it possible for me to apply Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone?
How will Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone work in my body?
How should Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

Avoid getting the Crotamiton–Hydrocortisone cream in contact with eyes and mucous membranes.


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