Hydrocortisone Valerate - Drug Information

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General Information on Hydrocortisone Valerate

Generic Name : Hydrocortisone Valerate

Pronunciation : hy-dro-cor-ti-sone

Latest prescription information about Hydrocortisone Valerate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents- Topical

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hydrocortisone Valerate

India- Alcort, Arvisone, Cardiol, Cipcorlin, Cortecycli, Cort-H, Cortola-M, Cort-S, Cortygard, Drocort, Druncort, Efcorlin I, Efficort, Eldercoid, Geocort HS, H-Cort, Hisone, Hobutide, Hycort, Hycort Crm, Hycoson, Hydrocorti, Hy-Sone In, Hyss, Hyver, Intacorlin, Irays, Joycort-Hs, Labocort, Lacticare, Locoid, Lycor, Lycortin-S, Mcort, Multicort, Multifundi, Niscort, Novacort, Primacort, Q.D. 4 Cream, Shcorty-H1, Smuth Crm, Succicort, Tendrone, Tocor, Unicort, Qycort, Wycort Inj, Wycort Wit.
International- Westcort Cream , Westcort Ointment.

Why is Hydrocortisone Valerate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for various skin diseases.  It activates anti-stress and anti-inflammatory pathways.

When should Hydrocortisone Valerate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Hydrocortisone Valerate?

Topical- Apply 2-3 times daily. Discontinue gradually.

How should Hydrocortisone Valerate be taken?

It comes as a gel, cream and ointment to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hydrocortisone Valerate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, increased eye pressure, poor blood circulation disorder, immune disorder, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It should not be used in children less than 2 years.

What are the side effects of Hydrocortisone Valerate?

Cracking of the skin, pimples, itching, burning and pigmentation.

What are the other precautions for Hydrocortisone Valerate?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.
Avoid contact with eyes.

What are the storage conditions of Hydrocortisone Valerate?

Store it at room temperature (25-30C).

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