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Vanicream HC

Name of the generic: hydrocortisone topical [hydro-KURti-song”
Brand names: Ala-Cort Anusol-HC, Ala-Scalp Aquanil HC, Aquaphor Itch Relief,… list all 52 brands
Drug class: topical steroids

What is Vanicream HC?

Vanicream Hc (for the skin) is a synthetic steroid that is used to combat the inflammation and itching caused by skin diseases that respond to steroid medications.

There are a variety of varieties and brands of hydrocortisone topicals that are available. There aren't all brands included in this leaflet.Vanicream HC can be prescribed for other purposes not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Vanicream HC

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Vanicream HC could cause serious adverse side effects. Contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • An increase in the severity of your skin conditions;
  • The appearance of redness, warmth, ousting, or severe irritation that occurs on treatment skin
  • High blood sugar: increased thirst, more frequent urine output, dry mouth and breath smell that is fruity
  • Possible signs of absorption of Vanicream HC through your skin include weight gain (especially on your face or upper back of the torso). slower wound healing thin or discolored skin more the amount of body hair on your skin, weakness in muscles sickness, diarrhea and fatigue, mood swings as well as sexual changes.

The less serious side effects could be more likely, or you could not experience any whatsoever. This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. Please contact the FDA with any symptoms at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Vanicream HC if you are sensitive to it.

Speak to your physician immediately if you ever suspect any signs or symptoms:

  • Any kind of skin inflammation;
  • The skin reacts to any medication containing steroids;
  • The liver condition
  • An adrenal gland condition.

Steroid medications can raise levels of sugar in urine or blood. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from the condition of diabetes.Don't give Vanicream HC to a child less than 2 years old without medical guidance.Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

In the event that you do apply Vanicream Hc to your chest, stay clear of areas that might come into contact with your baby's mouth.

How to take Vanicream HC?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician.Do not consume by mouth. Topical medicines are meant for use on only the skin.Take note of and follow the instructions that are included in your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand the instructions.

Cleanse your hands prior to and after taking hydrocortisone, except if you are using the treatment to treat the hands' skin.Place a small amount of medication on the affected skin and gently rub it into the skin. Do not apply the medication to a large portion of your skin unless your physician has instructed you to.

Don't cover the treated skin region with a bandage or other cover-up unless your physician has instructed you to. Covering areas that have been treated may make it more difficult for medication to penetrate your skin and could cause adverse side effects.Shake off the hydrocortisone cream as well. Spay it well prior to every use.

If you're treating the area of your diaper with plastic, don't use diapers or tight-fitting ones.Stop using hydrocortisone, and consult your doctor if you notice that your symptoms do not improve or if symptoms become worse in the space of seven days.Storage at room temperature is far from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you can; however, avoid the missed dose if you think it is close to time for the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222, in the event that anyone has swallowed the medicine accidentally.

The long-term use or high doses of Vanicream HC may cause thin skin easily bruising, changes in the body's fat (especially around the neck, face back, waist, and face), as well as increased facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of interest in sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Do not take Vanicream HC for treating any type of skin issue that hasn't been examined by your physician.Do not let Vanicream HC get into the eye. If contact does occur, wash your eyes with water.

Interaction with other drug

The skin care treatment is unlikely to be affected by other medicines you take. However, many medications can interfere with each other. Be sure to inform your health care providers about the medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbs.