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Hydrocortisone acetate and Lidocaine HCl rectal

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.





This combination medication is used to treat irritated and itchy skin conditions (e.g., abrasions, minor burns, eczema) including irritated conditions in or around the groin or anal area (e.g., hemorrhoids, fissures).

How To Use

Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area of skin two or three times daily; or use as directed by your doctor. Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Side Effects

Redness or swelling at the affected area may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fever, unusual drainage from the skin, worsening of your current condition. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: vision problems, headache, increased thirst or urination, unusual weakness, weight loss, nausea, dizziness. An allergic reaction to this product is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, unusual itching or swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


This medication is not recommended for use if you have the following medical conditions: skin lesions/sores due to certain infections (e.g., tuberculous/fungal lesions, chicken pox, or herpes simplex). Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver problems, any allergies (especially to certain types of anesthetics such as lidocaine). Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication may be absorbed into your bloodstream. This may have undesirable consequences that may require additional corticosteroid treatment. This is especially true for children and for those who have used this for an extended period if they also have serious medical problems such as serious infections, injuries, or surgeries. This precaution applies for up to one year after stopping use of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), other topical corticosteroid skin products (e.g., betamethasone). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose include: seizures.


Do not share this medication with others. Inform all your doctors you use {or have used} this medication.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).