Cortic-DS is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hydrocortisone acetate. On this page you will find out more about Cortic-DS, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: hydrocortisone acetate
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cortic-DS 1% ointment, 30 g
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Topical corticosteroid therapy for non-infective inflammatory conditions of the skin eg. eczema, dermatitis.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A soft, yellowish white ointment with an odour faintly of paraffin and lanolin.|
|Route of administration||Topical|
30g: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
50g: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 February 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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