Locoid Lipocream Uses
As mentioned previously, Locoid Lipocream is also approved to treat itching and inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions in adults. Such conditions include but are not limited to:
Specifically, Locoid Lipocream is used to treat any skin condition that is responsive to corticosteroids. This is a very broad indication. As with other steroids, long-term use should usually be avoided, due to the risk of serious side effects.
Locoid Lipocream is part of a group of medications known as glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are a type of corticosteroid, or "steroid" for short. Although glucocorticoids have numerous effects in the body, they are used mostly for their anti-inflammatory or immune-suppressing properties. Locoid Lipocream works for most conditions by decreasing inflammation or suppressing an overactive immune system.
Locoid Lipocream is approved for use in children as young as three months of age, but only for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. In addition, this drug is not approved to treat diaper rash and should never be applied to the diaper area, due to the increased risk of side effects. Children are at an increased risk for serious steroid side effects.
Locoid Lipocream has been studied only for short-term use (four weeks or less) in children. It is unknown if longer use is safe or effective.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the treatment of itching and inflammation of the skin. This would be known as an off-label use. Sometimes, topical steroids are used off-label for treating the following conditions:
- Penile adhesions or phimosis (typically in young boys)
- Labial adhesions (typically in young girls)