hydrocortisone valerate, Westcort (cont.)

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Hydrocortisone valerate has produced mild, reversible suppression of corticosteroids in adult patients when administered for 5 days and the area was covered (occluded); when 15 grams was applied twice a day to over 25% to 60% body surface area; or when applied three times a day to over 20% to 30% body surface area for 3-4 weeks.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Cream or Ointment: 0.2%

STORAGE: Westcort should be stored at room temperature, 59-86 F (15-30 C).

DOSING: Westcort should be applied sparingly to affected areas once or twice daily. The minimum effective amount should be used.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: No significant drug interactions have been described with hydrocortisone valerate.

PREGNANCY: The use of hydrocortisone valerate in pregnant women has not been adequately evaluated.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if hydrocortisone valerate is secreted in breast milk.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/25/2015


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