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Cortisol Cream

Manufacturer: Psycormedies
Medicine composition: Clobetasol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: April 06, 2019

Cortisol Cream is a very strong corticosteroid having a very high potency. It reduces the actions of chemicals that cause inflammation in the body. It is used to treat inflammation, redness and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis, rashes and psoriasis.It is also used to treat several autoimmune diseases including vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus. It comes in the form of a shampoo, ointment, mousse and an emollient cream.

This medicine may have a few side effects that occur in rare cases. Some of them include experiencing a burning sensation after application, dry skin, redness of skin, cough, body pain, headache, itching of skin and sore throat. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Let your doctor know right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur : stretch marks, skin thinning or discolouration, acne, hair bumps or excessive hair growth.

This medicine is not recommended to patients with known allergy to Cortisol Cream. It should not be given to a anyone younger than 12 years old. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding while using this medicine. If you have any skin infection then make sure your doctor knows about it before prescribing this medicine.

Apply Cortisol Cream to the affected area, usually twice everyday in the morning and evening or as directed by your doctor. Apply this medication only on the skin. Make sure to not use it on the face, groin or underarms unless directed by your doctor. Do not apply smaller or larger amounts than prescribed. Avoid contact with eyes and do not consume the medicine. Do not discontinue using this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

Cortisol Cream is used in the treatment of dermatitis which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by itching, rash, and redness of the skin.
Cortisol Cream is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is an autoimmune disease characterized by itchy patches and red skin with silvery scales.

Lichen Planus

Cortisol Cream is used in the treatment of lichen planus which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by purplish, itchy, flat-topped bumps.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Cortisol Cream.
In addition to its intended effect, Cortisol Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Burning sensation at the application site

Major Common

Dry skin

Major Less Common

Redness of skin

Major Less Common

Itching of skin

Major Less Common

Cough

Minor Common

Sore throat

Minor Common

Body pain

Minor Common

Headache

Minor Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically evaluated.

What is the onset of action?

This medicine is well observed systematically. The extent of absorption is based on the characteristics of the skin and preparation.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

The medicine is suggested to be ignored by breastfeeding mothers as there is a possibility of side-effects on infant. You should consult your doctor to evaluate the potential benefits and risks before taking the medicine.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to the baby. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Missed Dose instructions

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply if it is almost time for your next dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

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Cortisol Cream belongs to corticosteroids. It works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the metabolism of arachidonic acid by inhibiting phospholipase A2 thus inhibits the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Disease

Information not available.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic medicines

Minor
Cortisol Cream may increase the blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. This interaction is based on the amount applied, the concentration of the medicine and size of the application area. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any corticosteroids. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary.

Ques: What is Cortisol Cream?

Ans: Clobetasol is a salt which performs its action by obstructing the production of prostaglandins that make the skin red, inflated and itchy. Clobetasol is used to treat conditions such as severe allergic reactions, allergic conditions and skin disorders.

Ques: What are the uses of Cortisol Cream?

Ans: Clobetasol is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as severe allergic reactions, allergic conditions and skin disorders. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Clobetasol to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Cortisol Cream?

Ans: Clobetasol is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Clobetasol which are as follows: application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin thinning. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Clobetasol.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Cortisol Cream?

Ans: Clobetasol should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Age 21 if any person has low cortisol level that is 8 am cortisol what does this indicate person already suffer from hypothyroidism please tell me is their any danger from low cortisol level.

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My am cortisol level is 5.46 ug/dL is this bad or I have to go for any treatment please help.
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Weight is basically from overeating and lack of exercises. Cortisol cannot just increase unless you have endocrinological problem and that needs check up.
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Hi, I have a fasting cortisol level of 21 and fasting sugar 106. Please suggest if I need further tests regarding cortisol levels as I have been gaining weight (7 kgs over last 3-4 years).

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Hi, I have a fasting cortisol level of 21 and fasting sugar 106.
Please suggest if I need further tests regarding cor...
When assessed with a typical radioimmunoassay (the most commonly used method), cortisol levels range from about 10 to 20 micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl) in the early morning (within one hour of the usual time of awakening), from 3 to 10 ug/dl at ...

Does altered cortisol levels can be controlled through medication and normalize. Is there any diet for production of control and maintain it normally.

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Does altered cortisol levels can be controlled through medication and normalize. Is there any diet for production of ...
Cortisol levels can be maintained by medications and exercise is also helpful,,some diet also can be helpful, whole grain,,fruits,,are chocolate cake ,, grapefruit are increases the level
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