Anusol-HC Cream

Generic Name: Hydrocortisone

  • What is Anusol-HC Cream?

    Anusol-HC Cream is a topical cream (applied to the skin surface) that is used for the relief of inflammation and itching of the skin.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Anusol-HC Cream?

    Anusol-HC Cream is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes.

    Anusol-HC Cream can have a greater effect on children because they are more likely to absorb large amounts of the medicine through the skin. Long-term use can affect the growth and development of your child. Talk to your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate after using this medication for a long period of time.

    Do not use Anusol-HC Cream for any other condition other than that which your doctor has prescribed.

    Do not apply Anusol-HC Cream in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may be occlusive dressings.

    Contact your doctor if you notice irritation or any skin reactions in the area being treated.

  • Who should not take Anusol-HC Cream?

    Do not use Anusol-HC Cream if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Anusol-HC Cream?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Anusol-HC Cream. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply to the affected area(s) 2-4 times a day depending on the severity of your condition.

    Children: Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child, based on their need.

  • How should I take Anusol-HC Cream?

    Apply Anusol-HC Cream exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    You can use occlusive dressings (such as bandages) for the management of psoriasis (immune disorder that affects the skin) or other skin conditions that are difficult to treat.

  • What should I avoid while taking Anusol-HC Cream?

    Do not use Anusol-HC Cream in your eyes.

    Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area as to be occlusive unless directed by your doctor to do so.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Anusol-HC Cream?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Anusol-HC Cream at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Anusol-HC Cream?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abnormal hair growth, acne (pimples), burning, dryness, infections, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, loss of skin color, skin inflammation, stretch marks, sweat rash, thinning of your skin layers

  • Can I receive Anusol-HC Cream if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Anusol-HC Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Anusol-HC Cream?

    If you miss a dose of Anusol-HC Cream, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Anusol-HC Cream?

    Store at room temperature and away from heat. Protect from freezing.