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Brand & Generic Names

9-1-1 Fluoderm
Aclovate Fluolar
Acticort-100 Fluonid
Adcortyl Fluonide
Aeroseb-Dex FLURANDRENOLIDE (Topical)
Aeroseb-HC Flurosyn
Ala-Cort Flutex
ALCLOMETASONE (Topical) Foille Cort
Allercort Gly-Cort
Alphaderm Gynecort
Alphatrex Gynecort 10
AMCINONIDE (Topical) H2 Cort
Anusol 2.5%, PD Halciderm
Aristocort HALCINONIDE (Topical)
Aristocort C Halog
Aristocort D Halog E
Aristocort R Hi-Cor 1.0
Bactine hI-cOR 2.5
Barriere-HC Hyderm
Beben Hydro-Tex
Betacort Scalp Lotion Hytone
Betaderm Kenac
Betaderm Scalp Lotion Kenalog
Betamethacot Kenalog-H
BETAMETHASONE (Topical) Kenalog in Orabase
Betatrex Keronel
Beta-Val Lacticare-HC
Betnovate Lanacort
Betnovate 1/2 Lanacort 10
Bio-Syn Lemoderm
CaldeCORT Anti-Itch Licon
CaldeCORT-Light Lidemol
Carmol-HC Lidex
Celestoderm-V Lidex-E
Celestoderm-V/2 Locacorten
Cetacort Locold
CLOBETASOL (Topical) Lotrisone
CLOBETASONE (Topical) Lyderm
CLOCORTOLONE (Topical) Maxiflor
Cloderm Maximum Strength Cortaid
Cordran Maxivate
Cordran SP Metaderm Mild
Cortacet (Topical)
Cortaid Metosyn
Cortate Metosyn FAPG
Cortef MOMETASONE (Topical)
Cortef Feminine Itch My Cort
Corticaine Nerisone
Corticreme Nerisone Oily
Cortifair Novobetamet
CORTISOL Novohydrocort
Cortoderm Nutracort
Cortril Orabase HCA
Cultivate Oracort
Cyclocort Oralone
Decaderm Pentacort
Decadron Pharma-Cort
Decaspray Prevex B
Delacort Prevex HC
Dermabet Propaderm
Dela-Tritex Psorcon
Demarest DriCort Rederm
Dermabet Rhulicort
Dermacomb Sential
Dermacort S-T Cort
DermiCort Sarna HC
Dermovate Synacort
Dermovate Scalp Synalar
Application Synalar HP
Dermtex HC Synamol
DESONIDE (Topical) Synandone
DesOwen Synemol
DESOXIMETASONE (Topical) Teladar
DEXAMETHASONE (Topical) Temovate
DIFLORASONE (Topical) Temovate Scalp Application
DIFLUCORTOLONE (Topical) Texacort
Diprolene Topicort
Diprolene AF Topicort LP
Diprosone Topicort Mild
Drenison Topilene
Drenison-1/4 Topisone
Ectosone Topsyn
Ectosone Regular Triacet
Ectosone Scalp Lotion Triaderm
Efcortelan TRIAMCINOLONE (Dental)
Elocon Trianide Mild
Emo-Cort Trianide Regular
Emo-Scalp Solution Triderm
Epifoam Tridesilon
Eumovate Trymex
Florene E Ultravate
Florone Unicort
Fludonid Uticort
Fludroxycortide Valisone
FLUMETHASONE (Topical) Valisone Reduced Strength
Fluocet Valisone Scalp Lotion
Fluocin Valnac
FLUOCINOLONE (Topical) Vioform-Hydrocortisone
FLUOCINONIDE (Topical) Westcort
Some of these brands are avai lable as oral medicine.
Look under specific generic n ame for each brand.

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? For some
  • Available as generic? Yes
  • Drug class: Adrenocorticoid (topical)


    Relieves redness, swelling, itching, skin discomfort of hemorrhoids; insect bites; poison ivy, oak, sumac; soaps, cosmetics; jewelry; burns; sunburn; numerous skin rashes; eczema; discoid lupus erythematosus; swimmers' ear; sun poisoning; hair loss; scars; penphigus; psoriasis; pityriasis rosea.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to use:
Cream, lotion, ointment, gel--Apply small amount and rub in gently.
Topical aerosol--Follow directions on container. Don't breathe vapors.
Other forms--Follow directions on container.

When to use:
When needed or as directed. Don't use more often than directions allow.

If you forget an application:
Use as soon as you remember.

What drug does:
Reduces inflammation by affecting enzymes that produce inflammation.

Time lapse before drug works:
15 to 20 minutes.

Don't use with:
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


None expected.


    If person swallows or inhales drug, call doctor, poison-control center or hospital emergency room for instructions.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    None expected.


    None expected.


    Infection on skin with pain, redness, blisters, pus; skin irritation with burning, itching, blistering or peeling; acne-like skin eruptions.


    None expected. Note: Side effects are unlikely if topical adrenocorticoids are used in low doses for short periods of time. High doses for long periods can possibly cause the adverse reactions of cortisone (see CORTISONE).

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You are allergic to any topical adrenocorticoid (cortisone) preparation.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you plan pregnancy within medication period.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have infection at treatment site.
  • If you have stomach ulcer.
  • If you have tuberculosis.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons, especially thinning of the skin.

Risk to unborn child outweighs drug benefits. Don't use.

No problems expected.

Infants & children:

  • Use only under medical supervision. Too much for too long can be absorbed into bloodstream through skin and retard growth.
  • For infants in diapers, avoid plastic pants or tight diapers.

Prolonged use:

  • Increases chance of absorption into bloodstream to cause side effects of oral cortisone drugs.
  • May thin skin where used.
  • Talk to your doctor about the need for follow-up medical examinations or laboratory studies to check complete blood counts (white blood cell count, platelet count, red blood cell count, hemoglobin, hematocrit), adrenal function.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
No problems expected.

May be unnecessary to finish medicine. Follow doctor's instructions.


  • Don't use a plastic dressing longer than 2 weeks.
  • Aerosol spray--Store in cool place. Don't use near heat or open flame or while smoking. Don't puncture, break or burn container.
  • Don't use for acne or gingivitis.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

------------------------ -----------------------
Antibiotics* Decreased antibiotic
(topical) effects.
Antifungals* Decreased antifungal
(topical) effect.

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

--------------- ---------------
Alcohol: None expected.
Beverages: None expected.
Cocaine: None expected.
Foods: None expected.
Marijuana: None expected.
Tobacco: None expected.

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