hydrocortisone valerate, Westcort

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

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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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