Hydrocortisone-Antifungal Drugs- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugHydrocortisone- Dermatological Drugs- Antifungal Drugs
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsHydrocortisone- Dermatological Drugs- Antifungal Drugs which is used for
1. Contact dermatitis
2. Atopic dermatitis
3. Lichen planus
4. Intractable pruritus and phototoxic reactions
5. Ulcerative colitis
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage formsCREAM 
Contraindications1. Untreated skin infections or broken skin
2. Rosacea
3. Acne
4. Perioral dermatitis 
Precautions1. Children
2. Occlusive dressings increase penetration into keratinized lesions 
3. Secondary infection requires treatment with an appropriate antimicrobial
4. Latent peptic ulcer
5. Hypertension
6. Hypothyroidism
Adverse Effects1. Exacerbation of local infection
2. Atrophic changes
3. Mild corticosteroids but infants and children
4. Fluid retention
5. Hypokalaemia
6. Osteoporosis
7. Impaired wound healing
8. Increased intracranial and intraocular pressure
Pregnancy Category C

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