Hydrocortisone Cream Singapore
Hydrocortisone Cream in Singapore is available in over-the-counter and Prescription forms. Over the Counter versions of the medications are usually the lower strengths that can be obtained without a prescription. Higher strengths of the drug are prescription based, with their use strictly regulated by the FDA.
You can obtain prescription Hydrocortisone cream in Singapore from pharmacies or a few private clinics dispensing the medication. You can even order it through registered online portals that will evaluate your condition and provide you with a prescription, after which the pharmacy will deliver it safely. Alternatively, you can offer a pre-existing prescription to avail of the cream.
Hydroquinone cream can be used with hydrocortisone or other topical steroids and retinoids for managing inflammatory skin disorders
Dose two or three times a day with a gap of eight hours
Available strength 0.1% and 2.5%
Active ingredient Hydrocortisone
Side effects itching, redness, dryness
The dose provided is from the consumer medicines information leaflet. Always use your prescription medication as prescribed by the doctor. For a complete list of side effects, read the consumer medicines information.
- Topical anti-inflammatory agent
- Available in OTC and prescription form
- 15mg, 45mg and 60mg
- 1% and 2.5%
Mild side effects – headache, muscle weakness, skin problems such as acne or thin, shiny skin
Moderate side effects – Pain in your hips, back, ribs, arms, shoulders, or legs, fatty deposits on your back, back pain, weakness or numbness in your legs or feet
Severe side effects – high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, severe headache, tremors, paleness in your face
To stay safe from the adverse effects associated with the medication, avoid using it on skin areas that have cuts, scrapes, or burns. Avoid bandaging or wrapping the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor. If the side effects persist or increase in intensity over a given period, discontinue the drug and consult your physician or medical practitioner.