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Hydrocortisone aceponate
Indications/Uses
Steroid-responsive dermatoses (eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, lichenification). Acute exudative lesions.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Apply once-bd. Infant & childn Apply once daily.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Ulcerated lesions; acne & rosacea; bacterial, viral, fungal & parasitic skin infection.
Special Precautions
Prolonged use on the face of high-potency corticosteroids can give rise to a corticosteroid-induced dermatitis. Treatment of large areas or under occlusion may give rise to systemic effects of corticosteroid therapy, particularly in infant & small child. Preferable to avoid use in infants & particular attention must be given to likelihood of spontaneous occlusion. Interrupt treatment in case of local intolerance. Avoid use during the 1st 3 mth of pregnancy. Caution when administered to nursing mothers.
Adverse Reactions
Folliculitis, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, steroid-acne & telangiectasia linear skin lesions, cutaneous atrophy, post-atrophy ecchymoses, fragile skin. Disruption of pituitary-adrenal axis. Perioral dermatitis.
Drug Interactions
Hydrolysis by alkaline agents. Incompatibility w/ oxidative agents. Intensified side effects w/ adrenocorticoids.
ATC Classification
D07AC16 - hydrocortisone aceponate ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Efficort cream 0.127 %
Packing/Price
30 g x 1's
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