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Shcorty H17 Cream

Manufactured byMenarini India Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Shcorty H17 Cream is used to relieve itching, burning, swelling, and pain of the skin associated with various conditions like eczema, psoriasis, pruritus, insect bites, dermatitis caused by irritants or allergens, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Shcorty H17 Cream

  • Redness of the skin
  • Swelling of eyelids, face, lips, tongue
  • Stretch marks
  • Dry skin

Uses of Shcorty H17 Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Inflammatory skin conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to hydrocortisone or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Untreated serious infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an active infection that is untreated or the treatment is in progress.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine should be used in children only under a doctor's supervision. It may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

External use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dosage adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperadrenocorticism due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply this medicine to the affected areas as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the actions of certain chemicals that cause swelling and pain in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

OTC

Hydrocortisone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 12 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00741

Hydrocortisone Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 22 October 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682793.html

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 30 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4600.pdf

DailyMed - 1% Hydrocortisone - hydrocortisone cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 22 October 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=5f6acc2b-7a6e-7f98-e053-2991aa0a46e7
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Information on this page was last updated on 24 Oct 2019

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