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LOCOID Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is LOCOID?

What is LOCOID?

LOCOID is the brand name for hydrocortisone butyrate and is available as a topical cream.

What dosages is LOCOID available in?

What dosages is LOCOID available in?

LOCOID is available as 0.1% topical cream.

What is LOCOID used for?

What is LOCOID used for?

LOCOID is a corticosteroid and is used for the following:
Short-term relief of skin irritations (e.g., itching) due to:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Skin rashes
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Insect bites
  • Poison ivy or oak
  • Skin allergies
  • Dry scalp
  • Genital or rectal irritation
How does LOCOID work?

How does LOCOID work?

LOCOID is a topical corticosteroid. When it’s used on the skin, it has 3 actions:

  • It lowers the amount of inflammatory chemicals that cause redness, itching, and swelling. This helps to lower skin inflammation
  • It can also slow down how quickly new skin cells are being made, which can help minimize the amount of patches or scales in some skin problems (e.g., psoriasis).
  • Finally, it lessens the immune response of your body, which can help get rid of certain skin problems that are caused by a sensitive immune system (e.g., eczema)
How do I take LOCOID?

How do I take LOCOID?

LOCOID is dosed as follows:

  • Topical hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1% topical cream, ointment, and solution: Apply a small amount to the affected area(s) 2 to 3 times daily
Is it safe for me to take LOCOID?

Is it safe for me to take LOCOID?

LOCOID is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

LOCOID Common Side Effects

LOCOID Common Side Effects

Common side effects of LOCOID:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Inflamed hair follicles
LOCOID Serious Side Effects

LOCOID Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with LOCOID.
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Withdrawal symptoms: Long-term fatigue, muscle weakness, poor appetite, weight loss, belly pain
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on LOCOID

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on LOCOID

There are no major drug interactions listed for LOCOID. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking.

Who makes LOCOID?

Who makes LOCOID?

Bausch Health

Is LOCOID safe in pregnancy?

Is LOCOID safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if LOCOID will harm your unborn baby. LOCOID should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.


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