Locoid Solution

  • Topical steroids

Locoid Solution Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Hydrocortisone butyrate 0.1%; contains alcohol.

Pharmacological Class


How Supplied

Crm, oint—15g, 45g; Lipocream—15g, 45g, 60g; Soln—20mL, 60mL

Locoid Solution Indications


Seborrheic dermatitis.

Locoid Solution Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

Apply thin film 2–3 times daily.

Locoid Solution Contraindications


Do not use superpotent forms on face, groin, or axillae. Exclude viral disease (eg, chickenpox, measles).

Locoid Solution Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Locoid Solution Warnings/Precautions


Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Do not use near eyes, or on diaper dermatitis or pre-existing skin atrophy. Do not use fluorinated steroids longer than 1 week on the face. Avoid abrupt cessation in chronic use. Systemic absorption increased by broken or inflamed skin, prolonged use, application to large surface area, or use of occlusive dressings. Occlude only if necessary; do not occlude higher potency products. Monitor adrenal function in children if a high potency product or occlusion is used, and in adults if more than 50g weekly of a high potency product is used. Discontinue or reduce dose or potency if HPA axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, glucosuria, or irritation occurs. Use lowest effective dose and potency (esp. in children). Use caution if applying to face or body folds. Do not use continuously or for prophylaxis. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Locoid Solution Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Locoid Solution Interactions

Locoid Solution Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Burning, stinging, pruritus, erythema, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria, secondary infections, hypopigmentation, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, dermal cracking and fissuring, telangiectasia, contact dermatitis, other local effects, immunosuppression, masks infections, HPA axis suppression (esp. in children).

Locoid Solution Clinical Trials

See Literature

Locoid Solution Note

Not Applicable

Locoid Solution Patient Counseling

See Literature