Locoid Lipocream Side Effects
In clinical studies of Locoid Lipocream, most people were able to use the medication without any problems. When side effects did occur, they included things like itching, burning, and acne. Serious reactions, although rare, include high blood sugar, infections, and allergic reactions, among others. Long-term use of Locoid Lipocream increases your risk of problems like weight gain, bulging eyes, and fluid retention.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Locoid Lipocream® (hydrocortisone butyrate). However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Locoid Lipocream. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of Locoid LipocreamLocoid Lipocream has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In some of these studies, one group of people received Locoid Lipocream, while another group was given a placebo (a cream with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo. Some studies did not use a placebo.
In clinical trials, side effects were infrequent. The most commonly reported adverse reactions to Locoid Lipocream included:
- Inflammation or infection of skin follicles (folliculitis)
- Increased sweating
- Decreased skin pigmentation
- Rash around the mouth
- Allergic contact dermatitis (allergic skin reactions)
- Soft, whitened skin (much like skin that is constantly wet)
- Weakening and thinning of the skin
- Stretch marks
- Heat rash.
The exact percentages of these side effects were not provided; however, they appear in order from most common (burning) to least common (heat rash). In general, side effects are more common when a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication. Do not place a dressing or bandage over Locoid Lipocream.