Cortopin 1% w/w Cream is a smooth white cream for application to the skin only. It contains hydrocortisone which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Cortopin 1% w/w Cream is used to reduce inflammation in a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, such as:
- mild to moderate eczema
- dermatitis caused by irritants or allergens
- insect bite reactions
Hydrocortisone should not be confused with anabolic steroids, used by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections.
For adults and children aged 12 years and over:
For application to the surface of the skin only:
- Wash your hands thoroughly before use.
- Apply the cream sparingly to the affected area, once or twice a day for a maximum of 7 days. Massage the cream gently into the affected area to help absorption into the skin.
- Once applied, do not cover the area with a dressing or plaster. If the condition has not improved after 7 days, or worsens, consult your doctor.