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Locoid Lipocream (Hydrocortisone Butyrate Topical) - Indications and Dosage



Locoid Lipocream® is a topical corticosteroid indicated for:

1.1 Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adults.

1.2 The topical treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in pediatric patients 3 months to 18 years of age.


Locoid Lipocream is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of the diagnosis may be necessary. Before prescribing for more than 2 weeks, any additional benefits of extending treatment to 4 weeks should be weighed against the risk of HPA axis suppression and local adverse events. The safety and efficacy of Locoid Lipocream has not been established beyond 4 weeks of use.

Corticosteroid-Responsive Dermatoses in Adults

Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two or three times daily, depending on the severity of the condition. Rub in gently.

Atopic Dermatitis in Patients From 3 Month to 18 Years

Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas two times daily. Rub in gently.

Locoid Lipocream should not be used with occlusive dressings or applied in the diaper area unless directed by a physician.


Cream, 0.1% (1 mg/g), supplied in tubes of 15g, 45g and 60g.


Locoid Lipocream Cream, 0.1% is supplied in tubes of 15g (NDC 14290-313-15), 45g (NDC 14290-313-45) and 60g (NDC 14290-313-60).

Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children.

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