Novacort

Hydrocortisone/Pramoxine

What is Novacort used for?

Pramoxine is an anesthetic used on the skin to relieve minor pain, itching, and discomfort. Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid that reduces redness, swelling, and itching. This combination medication is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema, rash, scrapes, insect bites, or minor burns. This combination product for the skin is available in different strengths and forms (such as creams, ointments, and gels). The type of medication used depends on the location of your condition and the type of skin problem being treated. Creams are the most often used form. Ointments may be better suited for dry areas and when a stronger effect or skin protection is desired. Gels may be more drying.

CHEMICAL NAME

Hydrocortisone/Pramoxine

DRUG TYPE

Skin Conditions
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Novacort Frequently Asked Questions

Before applying the medication, clean the affected area with mild soap and water, rinse well, and pat dry. Gently rub a small amount of the medication into the affected area and surrounding skin in a thin layer as directed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day. How often the medication is applied and for how long depends on your condition and response to treatment.

Wash hands immediately after use unless the area being treated includes the hands. Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth. If the medication gets in these areas, rinse immediately with clean water.

Do not cover the area with waterproof bandages or plastic, apply heat, or use the product on large areas of the body unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants. These may increase the risk of side effects.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or keep using it longer than prescribed by your doctor. If you have been using this medication for a long time or in high doses, do not suddenly stop using it without your doctor's approval. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Novacort Dosage and Form Information

Gel With Perineal Applicator
2 %-1 %