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Brand name: Cortic

Cortic is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hydrocortisone acetate. On this page you will find out more about Cortic, 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

Information for medicine and pack size:
Cortic 0.5% cream, 30 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White cream
Dosage Form Cream
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
30g: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature No information available
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 0
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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