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Topical corticosteroids are indicated for relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.
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Hydrocortisone is a synthetic steroid used as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agent. Its chemical name is Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 11,17,21- trihydroxy-, (11 β)- with empirical formula as C21H3005 and molecular weight 362.47. Its structural formula is:
Proctosol-HC® 2.5%, (Hydrocortisone Cream USP, 2.5%) (Each gram contains 25 mg of Hydrocortisone) in a base containing cetyl alcohol, isopropyl palmitate, methylparaben, mineral oil and lanolin alcohol, polyoxyl 40 stearate, polysorbate 60, propylene glycol monostearate, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sorbic acid, sorbitan monostearate.