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Important Instructions for Hydrocortisone Butyrate

Hydrocortisone Butyrate Lotion Dosing

The standard starting dosage for hydrocortisone butyrate lotion when treating atopic dermatitis in people age three months old and older is a small amount applied twice daily. Gently rub the lotion into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated skin. Hydrocortisone butyrate lotion is not approved for any other use, except atopic dermatitis treatment.

General Information on Using Hydrocortisone Butyrate

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with hydrocortisone butyrate include the following:
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day, depending on the product and the condition being treated.
  • Apply the medication sparingly and gently rub it in. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • Do not cover the medication with a dressing or bandage, unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so. This can help with absorption of the medicine into the bloodstream, but it also increases the risk for side effects.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with hydrocortisone butyrate, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Hydrocortisone Butyrate Drug Information

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