Hydroctin Uses

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What is Hydroctin?

Hydroctin is a steroid medicine that reduces inflammation in the body.

The information in this medication guide is specific to Hydroctin rectal foam or enema.

Hydroctin rectal is used to treat hemorrhoids and itching or swelling of the rectal area caused by hemorrhoids or other inflammatory conditions of the rectum or anus.

Hydroctin rectal is also used together with other medications to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis, and other inflammatory conditions of the lower intestines and rectal area.

Hydroctin rectal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Hydroctin 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.

For parenteral use of Hydroctin Dominion Veterinary Laboratories: acute adrenal insufficiency, allergic reactions of immediate type, asthmatic status, prevention and treatment of shock, myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, thyrotoxic crisis, thyroiditis, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia due to tumor disease, short or additional therapy in acute rheumatic diseases, collagen diseases, pemphigus, bullous Dermatitis herpetiformis (Duhring disease), polymorphic bullous erythema, exfoliative dermatitis, granulosarcoid, severe forms of psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, severe acute and chronic allergic and inflammatory processes with eyes involvement, symptomatic sarcoidosis, Loeffler syndrome if not amenable to other forms of therapy, berylliosis, focal or disseminated form of tuberculosis during anti tuberculosis chemotherapy, aspiration pneumonitis, adult idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (only IV), adult secondary thrombocytopenia, acquired (autoimmune) hemolytic anemia, erythroblastopenia, congenital (erythroid) anemotrophy, palliative therapy in leukemia and lymphoma adults with acute leukemia in children, to enhance diuresis and to reduce proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome without uremia, with nephrotic syndrome of idiopathic type or lupus erythematosus, in a critical stage of ulcerative colitis, and regional enteritis (as a systemic treatment), tuberculous meningitis with subarachnoid block or the development of its stake (in conjunction with antituberculosis chemotherapy), trichinosis with nervous system or myocardium, bronchial asthma, diseases of the joints.

For local use: inflammation of the anterior eyeball in intact epithelium of the cornea and after injury and surgery on the eyeball.

For external use: allergic dermatitis, seborrhea, various forms of eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, pruritus, red flat verrucous zoster.

How should I use Hydroctin?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Do not take Hydroctin rectal by mouth. It is for use only in your rectum.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. You may need to use this medication for up to 8 weeks.

Wash your hands before and after using this medicine.

Try to empty your bowel and bladder just before using the Hydroctin rectal.

Use only the applicator provided with the medication to insert it into your rectum.

For best results from the enema, lie down on your left side for at least 30 minutes after using the foam or enema to allow the liquid to distribute throughout your intestines. Try to hold in the enema for at least 1 hour, or all night if possible. Avoid using the bathroom during this time.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse after using this medicine for a few days.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Uses of Hydroctin 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.

It is used as a cream to treat mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders such as mild to moderate eczema (itchy skin rash)contact dermatitis (e.g. after contact with certain plants, cosmetics, irritants like detergents), insect bite reactions.

Orally it is used to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation and to reduce the body's immune response. In general this drug is used to treat hormonal conditions when the body does not produce enough of its own steroids, and to treat a range of immune and allergic conditions. Hydroctin is used as an injection for treating various conditions such as severe allergic reactions, arthritis, blood diseases, breathing problems, certain cancers, eye diseases, intestinal disorders, and skin diseases. The injectable form of Hydroctin is used when a similar drug cannot be taken by mouth or when a very fast treatment is needed, especially in patients with severe medical conditions. This drug may also be used with other medications as a replacement for certain hormones.

Hydroctin description


The main glucocorticoid secreted by the Hydroctin. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.

Active ingredient matches for Hydroctin:

Hydrocortisone in Poland.

List of Hydroctin substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% (Dermapharm)
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone 1% (Dermapharm)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 0.5% (Karrer)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
Lotion; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
Solution; Topical; Hydrocortisone (Galen)
HYDROLIN 100MG INJECTION 1 vial / 1 injection each (Hetero Drugs Ltd)$ 0.66
Hydroskin cream 1 g/100g (Rugby)
Hydroskin lotion 1 g/100mL (Rugby)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 0.5% (Christo)
Hydrosone 1 % x 15 g (Christo)
Hydrosone 1 % x 450 g (Christo)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 1% (Christo)
Hydrotopic / Vial 100 mg x 10's (Vendiz)$ 26.44
Hydrotopic 250 mg x 10's (Vendiz)$ 51.33
Hydrotopic Cream 1 % x 5 g$ 3.73
Hydrotopic Cream 1 % x 500 g$ 64.71
Hys NA Injection (Speciality Meditech Pvt Ltd)$ 0.68
HYS 100 1GM INJECTION 1 vial / 1 injection each (Speciality Meditech Pvt Ltd)$ 0.68
Hytisone 1 % x 5 g (Atlantic Lab)
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone Acetate 1% (Atlantic Lab)
Hytisone cream 1 % 5 g x 1's (Atlantic Lab)


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