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Hydrocortisone probutate topical
HYDROCORTISONE PROBUTATE - TOPICAL

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.

HYDROCORTISONE PROBUTATE - TOPICAL

(hi-dro-KOR-tih-sown pro-BYOU-tate)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Pandel

Uses

This is a corticosteroid medication used to treat certain skin conditions (e.g., dermatitis or psoriasis). Do not use this medication to treat diaper rash.

How To Use

Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected area and massage gently until the medication disappears. This medication is generally used once or twice daily until the skin condition is healed, or as directed by your doctor. Use this medication on the skin only. Do not allow the medication to get into the eyes. Do not use this medication on the face, underarms, groin area or diaper area unless directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, wrap or cover the affected area while using this medication, unless directed to do so by your doctor. If the affected area worsens or does not heal within 2 weeks, contact your doctor.

Side Effects

Burning, pain or redness at the application site may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Unlikely but report promptly: itching, extra hair growth, changes in skin appearance, dryness or thinning of the skin. Very unlikely but report promptly: vision problems, headache, increased thirst or urination, nausea, unusual weakness, weight loss, dizziness. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies, diabetes, liver disease, other skin problems. Though very unlikely, it is possible this medication will 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 medication 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. Use with caution in children, as they may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication, including possible growth pattern changes. Consult their doctor for more details. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

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

Overdose

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

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for a skin condition unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in those cases. Inform all your doctors you use or have used this medication. Laboratory and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.

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-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

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