Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Daktacort Hydrocortisone?

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is used for Itching/swelling in the rectum and anus, Yeast infection of vagina and vulva, Hemorrhoids, Rectal pain, Intestinal problems, Ulcerative colitis of the rectum and other conditions. Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream contains Hydrocortisone Acetate and Miconazole Nitrate as active ingredients.
    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream works by preventing the formation, activity and release of different cells and chemicals causing skin problems; inhibiting the growth of yeast;
    Mcneil Products manufactures Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream.
    Detailed information related to Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream Uses

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Children under the age of 12 years
    • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Regularly check growth in children and teenagers
    • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
    • wash your hands before and after applying Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
    • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
    • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
    • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Carbamazepine
    • Clarithromycin
    • Corticosteroids
    • Cyclosporine
    • Estradiol
    • Phenobarbital
    Learn more: Interactions

    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is a contraindication. In addition, Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream should not be used if you have the following conditions:
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    Where to Buy Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Hydrocortisone Acetate: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Miconazole Nitrate: No
    • Is Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream safe while breastfeeding?
      • Hydrocortisone Acetate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Miconazole Nitrate: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream be used for itching/swelling in the rectum and anus and yeast infection of vagina and vulva?
      Yes, itching/swelling in the rectum and anus and yeast infection of vagina and vulva are among the most common reported uses for Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream. Please do not use Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream for itching/swelling in the rectum and anus and yeast infection of vagina and vulva without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Overdosage of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 5, 6, 7

    Storage of Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream.
    References: 8, 9, 10, 11

    Expired Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    • Taking a single dose of expired Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 12, 13

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Packages and Strengths

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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Manufacturers

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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream - Demographic Information


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    9. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    12. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    13. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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