What is Locoid?
Locoid contains the active ingredient hydrocortisone, which is a moderately potent topical corticosteroid. It is applied to the skin to reduce inflammatory skin responses such as itching, redness, swelling and scaling. Locoid is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Locoid used for?
Locoid is used to treat a variety of inflammatory skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema and Seborrheic eczema. Inflammation of the skin can result in the irritated area becoming red, scaly, swollen and/or itchy. Locoid calms the skin by narrowing blood vessels and decreasing the release of inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness and itching. Your skin will also feel less dry and more pliable.
How to use Locoid
Locoid is available in various formulations, including a cream, an ointment, an oily cream, a lotion and a crelo emulsion. It is likely you will be prescribed the cream if the affected areas of your skin are moist or weeping, and the ointment and oily cream if your skin is dry and flaky. Locoid lotion is suitable for use on the scalp and other hairy areas of skin.
Locoid should be applied to clean, dry skin and massaged in gently. Wash your hands immediately after use. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Locoid is available online in various fomulations from our partner pharmacies. The products all contain 1 mg hydrocortisone per mg or ml. Treatment duration and dosage should be prescribed by a doctor. The typical dose in adults and children is:
- a thin film applied to the affected areas once to three times a day.
This medicine is not suitable for long-term use, especially not in children. Read the package leaflet before use.
Locoid may cause side effects, although most people do not experience any. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Skin irritation (redness, itching, dryness) at the application site;
- Thinning of the treated skin, reduced skin pigmentation;
- Hypersensitivity reactions (rare).
Consult a doctor if you experience these side effects or side effects that are not listed on the leaflet.
When not to use Locoid
Locoid products are not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to hydrocortisone or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- Your skin is broken or scaly;
- Your symptoms are caused by a bacterial skin infection, viral skin infection or fungal skin infection.
This medicine should be used with extreme caution if applied to the face, genitals or skin folds. Seek medical advice before using this medicine in children or on large areas of the skin.
It is important that you tell the doctor what other medicines you are currently taking when you order. This is to avoid potential interaction and to make sure that the combination with Locoid is safe. For more information on contraindications and warnings, see the package leaflet.
Locoid should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a doctor first.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.