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Hydrocortisone cream is indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
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The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used as anit-inflammitory and antipruritic agents. Hydrocortisone is a member of this class. Chemically hydrocortisone is pregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione, 11, 17, 21-trihydroxy-, (11β)-. Its molecular formula is C21H30O5 and molecular weight is 362.47. Its structural formula is:
Each gram of Hydrocortisone Cream USP 1% contains 10 mg hydrocortisone USP in a cream base consisting of purified water, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, stearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, cetyl pamitate, and sorbic acid.