Locoid Lipocream Dosage
People using Locoid Lipocream will generally apply it to the affected area two or three times a day. The exact dosage will depend on the condition being treated. Regardless of what the medicine is used for, only a small film needs to be applied. Locoid Lipocream is typically not applied to the face, underarm, or groin areas.
The standard recommended dose of Locoid Lipocream® (hydrocortisone butyrate) varies, depending on the condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The standard dosage for atopic dermatitis treatment in adults and children as young as three months of age is a thin film of Locoid Lipocream applied to the affected areas twice daily. If no improvement is seen in two weeks, check with your healthcare provider.
The standard starting dosage for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions in adults, such as psoriasis, eczema, or allergic reactions, is a thin film of Locoid Lipocream applied to the affected area two to three times a day. If no improvement is seen in two weeks, check with your healthcare provider.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Locoid Lipocream include the following:
- Do not cover the cream with a dressing, such as a bandage, as this increases the risk of serious Locoid Lipocream side effects. Ask your healthcare provider how long you should use this medication; long-term use of topical steroids can sometimes cause serious side effects.
- Ask your healthcare provider how long you should use this medication. In general, long-term use of steroids such as Locoid Lipocream is avoided, due to the risk of serious side effects.
- Do not apply this medicine to the face, underarm, or groin area, unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends that you do so.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Locoid Lipocream dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.