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Brand name: Hydrocortisone (Pharmacy Action) TM

Active ingredients: hydrocortisone acetate

What it is used for

Topical corticosteroid therapy for the temporary relief of symptoms of non-infected inflammatory conditions of the skin [e.g. minor skin irritations, itching and rashes due to eczema, dermatitis, contact dermatitis (such as rashes due to soap, detergent, cosmetics and jewellery), insect bites, itching anal and genital areas, and sunburn].

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Topical. This medicine is applied directly to the surface of the skin.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White soft cream.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

To access RPBS medicines you must hold a DVA Gold Card, DVA Orange Card or DVA White Card (for some medicines only). To learn about Department of Veterans' Affairs health cards, visit Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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