Hydrocortisone Acetate Uses

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What is Hydrocortisone Acetate?

Reducing swelling, itching, and discomfort associated with certain rectal conditions, including hemorrhoids.

Hydrocortisone Acetate is a topical corticosteroid. It works by depressing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause swelling, redness, and itching.

Hydrocortisone Acetate indications

infoAn indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

(Systemic use):Endocrine disordes ( primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency ).

shock unresponsive to conVentional therapy if adrenocortical insufficiency exists or is suspected, Rheumati

c disorders ( post – traumatic osteoarthritis, synovitis of osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Acute and subacute bursitis.

Epicondylitis, Acute nonspecific tenosynovitis, Acute gouty arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis

Collagen diseases ( systemic lupus erythematosus, Acute rheumatic Carditis, systemic dermatomysitis ), Dermatologic disease ( Pemphigus, Severe erythma multiforme, Exfoliative dermatitis, Severe psoriasis ) ophthalmic diseases, ( in allergic and inflammatory processes involving the eye, such as : Herpes Zoster ophthalmicus, Iritis, iridocy clitis, chorioretinitis, Keratitis ), Gastrointestinal diseases ( ulcerative colitis systemic theropy ) Respiratory diseases ( symptomatic sarcoidosis, Berylliosis ) Hematologic disorders ( Acquired [ autoimmune ] hemolytic anemia ) Neoplastic disease. (Topical use):variety of skin conditions (e.g., insect bites, poison oak/ivy, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash, itching of the outer female genitals, anal itching). Hydrocortisone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a mild corticosteroid.

How should I use Hydrocortisone Acetate?

Use Hydrocortisone Acetate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Avoid excessive handling of the suppository. It is designed to melt at body temperature.
  • Wash your hands before and after using Hydrocortisone Acetate. If the suppository is too soft to use, put it in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. You may also run cold water over it. Remove the wrapper. Moisten the suppository with cool water. Lie down on your side. Insert the pointed end of the suppository into the rectum. Use your finger to push it in completely.
  • If you miss a dose of Hydrocortisone Acetate and you are using it regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hydrocortisone Acetate.

Uses of Hydrocortisone Acetate in details

infoThere are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Hydrocortisone acetate reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a mild corticosteroid.

How to use Hydrocortisone Acetate topical

Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually 2-4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

After applying the medication, wash your hands. Avoid getting this medication in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get the medication in these areas, rinse with plenty of water.

Use this medication only for the condition for which it was prescribed. Do not use it for longer than prescribed.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.

Hydrocortisone Acetate description


Hydrocortisone is the most well-known of the natural metabolic intermediary of cortisols. Cortisol is corticosteroid hormone or glucocorticoid produced by zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex, which are a part of the adrenal gland. It is usually referred to as the "stress hormone" as it is involved in response to stress and anxiety, controlled by CRH. It increases blood pressure and blood sugar, and reduces immune responses. Various synthetic forms of cortisol are used to treat a variety of different illnesses. When first introduced as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, hydrocortisone was referred to as Compound E.

Active ingredient matches for Hydrocortisone Acetate:

Hydrocortisone Acetate

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Hydrocortisone acetate 25 mg x 12 Tablet
Hydrocortisone Acetate / Oasis 5 mg/1 mL x 5 mL
Hydrocortisone Acetate 25 mg Injection$ 0.10
Hydrocortisone Acetate Eye Drop$ 0.03
Hydrocortisone Acetate cream 1 g/100g (Kinray Inc. (US))
Hydrocortisone Acetate cream 10 mg/g (Bentlin Products LLC (US))
Hydrocortisone Acetate ointment 1 g/100g (Galentic Pharma (India, US) Private Limited)
Hydrocortisone Acetate suppository 25 mg/1 (A S Medication Solutions Llc (US))
Hydrocortisone Acetate suppository 30 mg/1 (Paddock Laboratories, LLC (US))

List of Hydrocortisone Acetate substitutes (brand and generic names):

Hydrocortisone Kalbe Farma 2.5 % x 5 g$ 0.48
Hydrocortisone Sunward 1 % w/w x 1's
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone Acetate 2%
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone Acetate 2.5%
28.4 gram in 1 tube
10g (AHPL)
Multifungin-H 10g CRM (AHPL)
Multifungin-H 10g CRM (AHPL)
Sofra Cort E/E 5 ml Drop (Sanofi Aventis)$ 0.26
25 mg x 1 mL x 5ml (Wyeth)$ 0.46
Wycort INJ 25mg x 1mL INJ / 5ml (Wyeth)$ 0.46
WYCORT INJ inj 25 mg x 1 mL x 5ml (Wyeth)$ 0.46
Wycort INJ 25mg x 1mL INJ / 5ml (Wyeth)$ 0.46


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To what extent do I have to use Hydrocortisone Acetate before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
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Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Hydrocortisone Acetate. To get the time effectiveness of using Hydrocortisone Acetate drug by other patients, please click here.
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