Hydrocortisone butyrate is licensed for the treatment of many types of skin conditions, including psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. This prescription skin medicine is a type of steroid, and works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. It comes in several forms, including a cream, ointment, lotion, and liquid. Potential side effects include skin dryness, itching, or burning.
What Is Hydrocortisone Butyrate?
Hydrocortisone butyrate (Locoid®) is a prescription skin medication. It is a topical steroid that comes as a cream, ointment, lotion, and solution (liquid). Depending on the product, hydrocortisone butyrate is approved to treat a variety of different conditions, such as:
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