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Locoid Lipocream is a topical corticosteroid medication that is used to treat various skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions. It contains the active ingredient hydrocortisone butyrate, which helps to reduce inflammation, itching, and redness caused by these skin conditions.
- Topical corticosteroid medication
- Treats psoriasis, eczema and more
- Suitable for adults, children and the elderly
What is Locoid Lipocream?
Locoid Lipocream is a topical corticosteroid medication that can be used to help treat numerous skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and allergic reactions. Psoriasis is a condition that results in the thickening of areas of the skin.
How does Locoid Lipocream work?
Locoid Lipocream contains the active ingredient hydrocortisone butyrate. This is a corticosteroid medication that is used as a cream on the skin. Topical corticosteroids help to reduce inflammation caused by a variety of skin conditions, leading to skin healing.
When to use Locoid Lipocream?
Always use this medication as directed by your healthcare provider. You should use Locoid Lipocream no more than twice a day unless you have been specifically told otherwise.
What is the correct dosage of Locoid Lipocream?
The correct dosage of Locoid Lipocream will depend on the specific condition it is being used to treat. For regular skin, it is recommended that you apply the cream no more than twice a day. If your condition is on thickened areas of psoriasis on the knees or elbows you may be told to apply the cream under an airtight dressing.
Who is Locoid Lipocream suitable for?
Locoid Lipocream is suitable for adults, children and the elderly for treating numerous skin conditions. It is also suitable for people who are driving or operating machinery as it should not affect their ability to do this safely.
Who is Locoid Lipocream not suitable for?
Locoid Lipocream may not be suitable for some people to use. Children should not be given this treatment as a long-term solution. The treatment should be given to infants for a maximum of 7 days. You should also not use Locoid Lipocream if:
- You are allergic to hydrocortisone butyrate
- Your condition is caused by untreated bacterial, viral, fungal, yeast or parasitic infections
- You have skin problems associated with syphilis or tuberculosis
- The skin around your mouth is inflamed
- You have acne
- You have redness of the facial skin
Can you use Locoid Lipocream if you are pregnant?
No, you should not use Locoid Lipocream if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant unless your doctor feels the benefits outweigh the risks. There may be a small risk that the medication could harm your baby.
Can you use Locoid Lipocream if you are breastfeeding?
No, you should not use Locoid Lipocream if you are breastfeeding unless your doctor thinks it is completely necessary. You should seek advice from your doctor before you begin using this medication.
How does Locoid Lipocream interact with other drugs?
You should ensure to tell your healthcare provider if you are using, have recently used, or may begin using any other medicines to ensure that Locoid Lipocream will be right for you.
What are the side effects of Locoid Lipocream?
Locoid Lipocream may cause some people to experience some side effects, the most common of which are:
- Allergic reactions
- Itchy or irritated skin
- Skin redness
If the cream is used in moist areas, for example in skin folds, the skin may become thin and damaged.
What warnings does Locoid Lipocream come with?
To fully understand the warnings associated with Locoid Lipocream you should ensure to fully read the patient information leaflet provided with your medication.
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Where can I buy Locoid Lipocream online?
You can purchase Locoid Lipocream online from UK Meds which will be delivered straight to your door.