Hydrogalen Uses

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What is Hydrogalen?

Hydrogalen is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Hydrogalen topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis.

There are many brands and forms of Hydrogalen topical available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.

Hydrogalen topical may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Hydrogalen 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 the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Also used to treat endocrine (hormonal) disorders (adrenal insufficiency, Addisons disease). It is also used to treat many immune and allergic disorders, such as arthritis, lupus, severe psoriasis, severe asthma, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. (Acquired hemolytic anemias; Allergic conjunctivitis; Allergic rhinitis; Ankylosing spondylitis; Aspiration pneumonitis; Asthma; Atopic dermatitis; Berylliosis; Chorioretinitis; Congenital adrenal hyperplasia; Contact dermatitis; Crohn's disease; Dermatomyositis; Dermatosis; Epicondylitis; Erythroblastopenia; Exfoliative dermatitis; Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; Hypercalcemia of malignancy; Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; Iridocyclitis; Iritis; Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; Keratitis; Leukemia; Loeffler syndrome; Lymphoma; Mycosis fungoides; Optic neuritis; Pemphigus; Primary adrenocortical insufficiency; Proteinuria; Psoriatic arthritis; Rheumatic heart disease, unspecified; Rheumatoid arthritis; Secondary adrenocortical insufficiency; Serum sickness; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; Subacute thyroiditis; Sympathetic ophthalmia; Synovitis; Systemic lupus erythematosus; Trichinosis; Tuberculous meningitis; Ulcerative colitis; acute Bursitis; acute Gouty arthritis; acute Tenosynovitis; acute leukemia of childhood; allergic corneal marginal ulcer; anterior segment inflammation; bullous dermatitis herpetiformis; diffuse posterior uveitis; drug hypersensitivity reactions; secondary thrombocytopenia; severe Psoriasis; severe Seborrheic dermatitis; subacute Bursitis; symptomatic Sarcoidosis; systemic Dermatomyositis; tuberculosis;)

How should I use Hydrogalen?

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

  • Shake the lotion well before each use.
  • Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area. Gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying Hydrogalen, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • Do not bandage or wrap the affected area unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
  • Use the cleanser on the scalp or body as directed by your doctor. If applying to the scalp, massage a moderate amount into the wet scalp. Leave on for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse well. Do not repeat. If using on the body, apply a generous amount, lather, and rinse well.
  • If you miss a dose of Hydrogalen, 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. Do not use 2 doses at once.

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

Uses of Hydrogalen 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. Hydrogalen 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 Hydrogalen 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.

Hydrogalen description

infoPharmacology is a crucial part of medicine wherein various medications are used to advance the well-being of an individual. Some drugs cure the infection or a disease; few prevent the occurrence of a symptom or a disease, and few are used in long-term treatment of the disease. Drugs are obtained from the plants as well as they can be synthesized organically. The drugs are used in various combinations or a single drug by the pharmaceutical industry during its preparation. The half-life of each medicine is different, and the dosage of the drug depends on the half-life of the drug.

Hydrogalen 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, Hydrogalen was referred to as Compound E.

Active ingredient matches for Hydrogalen:

Hydrocortisone in Germany.

Hydrocortisone Acetate

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone
Lotion; Topical; Hydrocortisone
Ointment; Topical; Hydrocortisone
Solution; Topical; Hydrocortisone

List of Hydrogalen substitutes (brand and generic names):

Cream; Topical; Hydrocortisone 0.5% (Karrer)
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)
100 mg x 1's (Evershine)
200 mg x 1's (Evershine)
Hyver 100mg INJ / 1 (Evershine)
Hyver 200mg INJ / 1 (Evershine)
Hyver 100mg INJ / 1 (Evershine)
Hyver 200mg INJ / 1 (Evershine)
ICORT TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (M D C Pharmaceuticals P Ltd)$ 0.54
Solution; Ophthalmic; Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate


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  4. FDA Orange Book. "Patent:6514980: The publication, Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (the List, commonly known as the Orange Book), identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act).". https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/InformationOnD... (accessed September 18, 2017).


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