Locoid Lipocream is a treatment used for a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Can I buy Locoid Lipcream online?
The Online Clinic is prepared to prescribe Locoid Lipcream online for certain skin conditions. Please complete the online consultation to get a prescription for this product.
What is Locoid Lipocream?
Locoid Lipocream is a cream that incorporates the potent corticosteroid hydrocortisone butyrate within a base made essentially of fats and oils. This topical corticosteroid inhibits the inflammation that occurs in skin conditions, allowing them to heal. They are thought to do this by preventing the production of substances causing inflammation, and by constricting the blood vessels. In this way they reduce the swelling, itching, and redness associated with inflamed skin. The large quantity of fats and oils means that the cream can be used on both dry and weepy lesions.
How to use Locoid Lipocream
Locoid Lipocream is usually applied once or twice daily; your doctor will confirm when to use it, and how much and how long to use it. Skin lesions may return if you stop applying the cream earlier than you should. Where possible, infants should not use this medicine for more than 7 days and children should not use it long term.
Locoid Lipocream is applied thinly and evenly to the affected area of skin, and then gently rubbed in. Avoid the eyes and eyelids. The skin area is generally left uncovered but, with particularly thick areas of psoriasis, you may be advised to cover the area of application with an airtight dressing. Contact your doctor if you apply too much and, if you forget to apply Locoid Lipocream, simply use it when you remember or at the next scheduled application.
Who can use Locoid Lipocream?
Locoid Lipocream can be used by infants, children, and adults. It should not be used if you are hypersensitive to hydrocortisone butyrate or to any of the ingredients making up the base. This medicine is not for you if the skin disorder is the result of an untreated infection by any organism; it can make infections worse. Also do not use Locoid Lipocream for skin disorders associated with tuberculosis or syphilis, or if the skin condition is acne (spots), facial redness, or around your mouth. As a precaution, seek advice before using Locoid Lipocream on your face or genitals, at skin folds, and under dressings, as absorption may be increased. It is important to see your doctor regularly when treating psoriasis because, while topical corticosteroids can effectively treat psoriasis for a short period of time, they can worsen the condition long term.
Mention all your current medications to your doctor. Before applying Locoid Lipocream, tell your doctor if you are pregnant (or trying to become pregnant) or are breastfeeding as you may cause harm to your baby.
Locoid Lipocream side effects
Generally, side effects occur at the site where Locoid Lipocream is applied. Skin wasting may occur in areas where the skin is thin (e.g., face) or moist (e.g., skin folds). Rarely, the skin becomes thin, red, spotty, bruised or discoloured, stretch marks appear, or your skin condition worsens on discontinuing treatment. You may be allergic to Locoid Lipocream if your skin becomes irritated, red, itchy, or worsens; in this case, stop using the lipocream and contact your doctor. Very rarely your adrenal glands may reduce their hormone production.