Locoid Lotion

Generic Name: Hydrocortisone

  • What is Locoid Lotion?

    Locoid Lotion is a topical lotion (applied to the skin surface) that is used to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Locoid Lotion?

    Locoid Lotion is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, face, underarms, groin areas, or vagina.

    Locoid Lotion 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 children. 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. The safety and effects of using Locoid Lotion beyond four weeks in children are unknown.

    Locoid Lotion should not be applied in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may be occlusive dressings.

    Do not use Locoid Lotion for any other condition other than that which your doctor has prescribed.

    Contact your doctor if you notice irritation or any skin reactions in the area being treated or if your condition does not improve within two weeks of treatment.

  • Who should not take Locoid Lotion?

    Do not use Locoid Lotion if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Locoid Lotion?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Locoid Lotion. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • 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 and children ≥3 months: Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) twice a day and rub in gently.

  • How should I take Locoid Lotion?

    Apply Locoid Lotion exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if you see no improvement within two weeks of treatment.

  • What should I avoid while taking Locoid Lotion?

    Do not use Locoid Lotion in your eyes, mouth, face, underarms, groin areas, or vagina.

    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 Locoid Lotion?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Locoid Lotion 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 Locoid Lotion?

    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: acne, burning, dryness, infections, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, loss of skin color, redness of skin, skin inflammation, stretch marks, sweat rash, thinning of skin layers

  • Can I receive Locoid Lotion if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Locoid Lotion 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 Locoid Lotion?

    If you miss a dose of Locoid Lotion, 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 Locoid Lotion?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from freezing.