Efficort Cream 10gm

Skin Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

EFFICORT / CREAM contains Hydrocortisone acetate which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids. EFFICORT / CREAM is used to treat all types of eczema (type of skin inflammation) and dermatitis (itching) in adults and children (aged above 3 months).

EFFICORT / CREAM is also used to treat photodermatitis (itching caused by exposure to light) and dermatitis that occurs due to skin irritants and allergies. It is also indicated for use to treat psoriasis (itchy skin) on small areas of the scalp, hand, and/or feet in affected individuals.

EFFICORT / CREAM is not recommended for use in patients allergic to hydrocortisone butyrate. It is also not recommended for use in patients with untreated skin disorders (caused by bacteria/viral/fungal/parasitic infection), skin problems (associated with syphilis/tuberculosis), perioral dermatitis (inflammation of the skin around the mouth), pimples/acne, and/or reddened facial skin.

Before applying EFFICORT / CREAM, inform your doctor if you are a smoker and/or had a previous skin infection/sensitive skin (to corticosteroids), and suffer from liver disease.

EFFICORT / CREAM is generally not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women unless it is clearly necessary.

EFFICORT / CREAM is indicated for use in children and adolescents (aged above 3 months).  The medicine is advised to be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years) after consulting the doctor.

The most common side effects of applying EFFICORT / CREAM are atrophy (thinning of muscle tissue), stretch marks, rosacea (red pus-filled bumps on face), perioral dermatitis (inflammation of skin around mouth), acne, and/or purpura (purple coloured rash). Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

USES OF EFFICORT / CREAM

  • Treats all types of eczema, and dermatitis
  • Treats photodermatitis and dermatitis caused by skin irritants and allergies
  • Treats psoriasis in affected individuals

HOW EFFICORT / CREAM WORKS

EFFICORT / CREAM works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (responsible for inflammation and allergies) in the body which results in providing relief from eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply EFFICORT / CREAM as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area. Avoid applying this medicine around your eyes, including your eyelids. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF EFFICORT / CREAM

COMMON

  • atrophy (thinning/loss of muscle tissue)
  • stretch marks
  • rosacea (red puss-filled bumps on the face)
  • perioral dermatitis (inflammation of the skin around the mouth)
  • acne (pimples)
  • purpura (purple-coloured rash)

UNCOMMON

  • hypertrichosis (a condition marked by excessive hair growth)
  • pigment alteration (post-inflammatory skin damage)
  • delayed wound healing
  • exacerbation of skin infections 

RARE

  • thinning/redness of the skin, discolouration of the skin
  • bruising, stretch marks, acne
  • perioral dermatitis (redness of the skin around the mouth)
  • worsening of the skin condition during treatment

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

EFFICORT / CREAM is generally not recommended unless it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before applying EFFICORT / CREAM.

BREASTFEEDING

EFFICORT / CREAM is generally not recommended in breastfeeding women unless it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

EFFICORT / CREAM is unlikely to affect your ability to drive or operate machines.

LIVER

EFFICORT / CREAM should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Consult your doctor before applying EFFICORT / CREAM.

ALLERGY

Do not apply EFFICORT / CREAM if you are allergic to hydrocortisone butyrate, and/or any other ingredients of this medicine. 

OTHERS

EFFICORT / CREAM is not recommended for use if you:

  • have untreated skin disorder (caused by bacteria/viral/fungal/parasitic infection)
  • have skin problems associated with syphilis/tuberculosis)
  • suffer from perioral dermatitis (inflammation of skin around mouth)
  • have pimples/acne, and/or reddened facial skin.  

Before taking EFFICORT / CREAM, inform your doctor if you:

  • are a smoker
  • had a history of previous skin infection.

Use in Pediatrics:

EFFICORT / CREAM is indicated for use in children (aged above 3 months) and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor before applying the medicine.

Use in Geriatrics:

EFFICORT / CREAM should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 60 years). Consult and inform your doctor before applying the medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Inform your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Overdose:

If you or anyone else applied too much of EFFICORT / CREAM or accidentally swallowed the medicine, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital to manage the overdose symptoms.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Hydrocortisone acetate
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroid
Therapeutic Indication :   Eczema, Dermatitis, Photodermatitis, Psoriasis
Dosage Forms :   Cream, Foam, Tablet, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep the medicine out of reach in children
  • Do not store EFFICORT / CREAM above 25°C

FAQs ABOUT EFFICORT / CREAM

What is EFFICORT / CREAM used for?

EFFICORT / CREAM is used to treat all types of eczema (type of skin inflammation) and dermatitis (itching) in adults and children (aged above 3 months). It is also used to treat photodermatitis (itching caused by exposure to light) and dermatitis that occurs due to skin irritants and allergies which is also indicated to treat psoriasis (itchy skin) in affected individuals.

Who should avoid applying [GBNKEYWORD]?

EFFICORT / CREAM is not recommended for use in patients allergic to hydrocortisone butyrate, and in patients with untreated skin disorder (caused by bacteria/viral/fungal/parasitic infection), skin problems (associated with syphilis/tuberculosis), perioral dermatitis (inflammation of skin around mouth), pimples/acne, and/or reddened facial skin.  

What are the side effects of EFFICORT / CREAM?

The most common side effects associated with the use of EFFICORT / CREAM are atrophy (thinning of muscle tissue), stretch marks, rosacea (red pus-filled bumps on face), perioral dermatitis (inflammation of skin around mouth), acne, and/or purpura (purple coloured rash). Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsens.

How EFFICORT / CREAM works?

EFFICORT / CREAM works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (responsible for inflammation and allergies) in the body which results in providing relief from eczema, dermatitis, and insect bite reactions in affected individuals.

Can EFFICORT / CREAM be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

EFFICORT / CREAM is generally not recommended for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women unless it is clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before applying EFFICORT / CREAM.

REFERENCES

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4. Amiya Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Vijay Baghel. A study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hydrocortisone aceponate 0.127% lipophilic cream in steroid responsive dermatoses in Indian patients. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed.gov. [Revised in October 2014] [Accessed on 15th August 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20827017/

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6. Joanne R Chalmers, Emma Axon, Jane Harvey, Miriam Santer, Matthew J Ridd, Sandra Lawton, Sinéad Langan, Amanda Roberts, Amina Ahmed, Ingrid Muller, Chiau Ming Long, Saumya Panda, Pavel Chernyshov, Ben Carter, Hywel C Williams, and Kim S Thomas. Different strategies for using topical corticosteroids in people with eczema. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMC PubMed Central. [Revised in June 2019] [Accessed on 15th August 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6582261/

7. Temmler Italia S.r.l. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in November 2021] [Accessed on 15th August 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1313.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    %W/W g
    Ingredient
    HYDROCORTISONE 0.127%
    Hsn Code
    30043200
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