Hydrocortisone Cream is glucocorticosteroid medical product for the external use used in dermatology. This drug contains Hydrocortisone in concentration of 1 g of the ointment – 10 mg of the active component.
This drug causes a very fast and strong anti-inflammatory, antiedematous, antiallergic, antipruritic, and immunosuppressive action. Due to the prompt penetration of the drug components to the blood the action starts by two times faster in comparison with the use of peroral glucocorticosteroids.
The action mechanism of glucocorticosteroids is characterized by the fast inhibition of the inflammatory mediators, reduction of metabolism of arachidonic acid. Hydrocortisone slows down the release of cytokines, molecules which are able to give reaction in the body to the irritants and activate the inflammatory processes and allergic processes.
Moreover, using Hydrocortisone Cream there is a stimulation of the steroid receptors which stimulate the production of the special class of the protein in the body – lipocortins having the antiedematous activity. Also, the active components of the drug slow down migration of the irritants in the area of the inflammation, and so they prevent the appearance of the inflammatory processes.
This drug provides very serious changes in carbohydrate and protein metabolism affecting hypophysis and provides catabolic action. It delays the liquid in the body and increases the level of glycogen in the liver. This way, the pharmacological efficiency of Hydrocortisone Cream is a complex effect to different metabolism which lead to the needed result. But the only drawback of the drug is a lot of contraindications.
The side effects of Hydrocortisone Cream may appear in case of the long-term treatment. Oftentimes, these are local side effects such as redness in the area of the cream application, irritation, burning, and itching.
In case of the appearance of the allergic reaction all over the body it is necessary to refuse from the further use of Hydrocortisone Cream. The patient should have analyses and check the compatibility with Hydrocortisone.
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International name - hydrocortisone
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