Fougera Hydrocortisone Ointment 2.5% Topical Corticosteroid
Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid hormone that is produced in the adrenal cortex. It is released in response to stress and has a wide range of effects, including reducing inflammation. Hydrocortisone ointment is a topical preparation that is used to reduce inflammation and itching. It works by reducing the release of inflammatory chemicals from cells. Fougera Hydrocortisone Ointment 2.5% is a topical corticosteroids used to reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis.
How to Apply:
Hydrocortisone cream / ointment is usually applied once each day. This can be in the morning OR the evening. Your doctor may suggest that you use the cream/ointment twice each day. This should be once in the morning and once in the evening.
Apply hydrocortisone cream to the affected area as a thin film 2 to 4 times daily depending on the severity of the condition. It is not likely other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied hydrocortisone. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, hydrocortisone should be used only when prescribed. Infants born to mothers who have been using this medication for an extended period of time may have hormone problems. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms such as persistent nausea/vomiting, severe diarrhea, or weakness in your newborn. This medication passes into breast milk. However, this drug is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.