HYDROCORTISONE Cream Ref.[7550] Active ingredients: Hydrocortisone

Source: Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)  Revision Year: 2018  Publisher: Actavis UK Limited (Trading style: Actavis), Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8NS

Product name and form

Hydrocortisone Cream BP 0.5%.

Pharmaceutical Form

A white cream.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Contains 0.50% w/w Hydrocortisone Ph. Eur.

Excipients with known effect: cetostearyl alcohol and chlorocresol.

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient Description

Hydrocortisone is the main glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid. Its anti-inflammatory action is due to reduction in the vascular component of the inflammatory response and reduction in the formation of inflammatory fluid and cellular exudates.

List of Excipients

Also contains:

Cetostearyl alcohol

Pack sizes and marketing

The product containers are aluminium tubes with screw caps contained in cartons:

Carton: White backed folding box board printed two colours on white.

Tube: Manufactured from 99.5% pure aluminium; lacquered internally, printed externally on white.

Pack sizes: 15g, 30g, 50g.

Marketing authorization holder

Actavis UK Limited (Trading style: Actavis), Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 8NS

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 0142/0128

12 July 1979 / 21 August 1997

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