Carmol HC

1 What is Carmol HC?

Brand: Carmol HC, Micort-Hc

Generic: Hydrocortisone Acetate

CARMOL HC (Hydrocortisone Acetate Cream USP, 1%) is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

This cream contains hydrocortisone acetate 10 milligram in 1 gram.

Instructions

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions

Carmol Hc may interact with medications such as:

  • Corticosteroids taken by mouth (e.g., prednisone)
  • Drugs that lower the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine)

Side Effects

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to hydrocortisone or urea or to other corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, triamcinolone)
  • Asthma
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Diabetes
  • Immune system problems
  • Infections (especially skin sores/infections, fungal infection such as athlete's foot)
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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