Novacort

Generic Name: Hydrocortisone

  • What is Novacort?

    Novacort is a topical gel (applied to the skin surface) that contains a steroid and a pain reliever. Novacort is used to treat inflammation and itching of the skin.

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

    Novacort is for external use only. Do not use it near your eyes.

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

    Contact your doctor if you notice irritation in the area being treated or if your condition becomes worse.

  • Who should not take Novacort?

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

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Novacort. 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: Apply a thin film to the affected area(s) three to four times a day as directed by your doctor.

  • How should I take Novacort?

    Apply Novacort exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Novacort?

    Do not bandage, cover, or wrap the treated skin area as to be occlusive unless directed by your doctor to do so. In addition, children should not wear tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants if the diaper area is being treated.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Novacort?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Novacort 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 Novacort?

    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, burning, dryness, infections, inflamed hair follicles, irritation, itching, loss of skin color, skin inflammation, stretch marks, sweat rash

  • Can I receive Novacort if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Novacort 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 Novacort?

    If you miss a dose of Novacort, 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 Novacort?

    Store at room temperature.