pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)

  • 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.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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PREPARATIONS:

  • Rectal aerosol foam: 1%/1%
  • Cream: 0.5%/1%, 1%/1%, and 2.5%/1%
  • Lotion: 1%/1% and 2.5%/1%

DRUG INTERACTIONS: There are no drug interactions listed for topical hydrocortisone/pramoxine.

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

  • The use of hydrocortisone/pramoxine by pregnant women has not been adequately evaluated.
  • It is not known if hydrocortisone/pramoxine is secreted in breast milk.

STORAGE:

  • Hydrocortisone/pramoxine cream and lotion should be stored at room temperature between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
  • The aerosol foam is stored at room temperature, between 20 C and 25 C (68 F and 77 F).

DOSING:

  • Hydrocortisone/pramoxine is applied to the affected area as a thin film 3 to 4 times a day depending on the severity of condition.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/14/2016

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