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Hydrocortisone valerate cream USP, 0.2% is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses in adult patients.
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Hydrocortisone valerate cream USP, 0.2% contains hydrocortisone valerate, 11,21-dihydroxy-17-[(1-oxopentyl)oxy]-(11β)-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents. Chemically, hydrocortisone valerate is C26H38O6. It has the following structural formula:
Hydrocortisone valerate has a molecular weight of 446.58. It is a white, crystalline solid, soluble in ethanol and methanol, sparingly soluble in propylene glycol and insoluble in water.
Each gram of hydrocortisone valerate cream USP, 0.2% contains 2 mg hydrocortisone valerate in a hydrophilic base composed of carbomer 940, dibasic sodium phosphate, methylparaben, polyoxyl 2 stearyl ether, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium lauryl sulfate, steareth-100, stearyl alcohol and white petrolatum.