Hc45 Hydrocortisone Cream is a topical cream to reduce skin inflammation as a result of an allergy or irritation. For external use only, the hydrocortisone cream works by reducing the swelling, redness and itching associated with a range of skin reactions, including mild to moderate eczema, insect bites and stings.
A mild potency steroid cream used to treat small flare ups of eczema, dermatitis, rashes, itches and insect bites. If applying an emollient or moisturiser, do that first and allow to 10 to 15 mins for it to be absorbed. The skin may feel tacky but shouldn't feel slippery.
When your skin gets an allergic reaction or irritant, find fast relief with Hc45 Hydrocortisone Cream. The topical corticosteroid is designed for external use only, and quickly eases the symptoms of a number of skin complaints by working with the immune system to calm the cells.
Hc45 cream relieves redness, itching and swelling of a variety of skin reactions. Whether your irritation is caused by an allergy, dermatitis, an insect bite or sting, or is the result of mild to moderate eczema, Hc45 Hydrocortisone Cream can provide the relief you are looking for, and fast.
Adults, including the elderly and children 10 years and over:
Apply a small amount once or twice a day for up to 7 days.
If symptoms worsen or there is no improvement speak to your doctor.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
Hydrocortisone acetate 1%
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
White soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, phenoxyethanol, purified water, cetomacrogol, emulsifying wax.
In most cases, when Hc45 is used correctly no side effects will be experienced. However if it is used incorrectly or excessively it can:
- Thin the skin so that it damages easily.
- Allow the active ingredient to pass through the skin and affect other parts of the body causing further side effects.
- In very rare cases, a change in the colour of the skin, or increased growth of hair in areas where the cream is used have been reported.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Do not use on eyes or face, anal or genital areas, or on broken or infected skin; e.g. impetigo, cold sores, acne or athletes foot.
- Do not use if pregnant, or on children under 10 without medical advice.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail. Tracking is available on all orders.
We always aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of them being received, if we are unable to meet this
high standard for whatever reason we will always contact you to advise you of the delay.
We offer free UK standard delivery on orders over £40.
The following delivery options are available:
- Standard Delivery - 2/3 day delivery - £2.95
- Express Delivery - 1/2 day delivery - £4.45
- Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 1pm) - £8.95
- Saturday Guaranteed before 1pm - £10.45
The cut-off for same day dispatch of orders is 4pm. Orders processed after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Orders are dispatched Monday - Friday. Orders will not be processed on weekends or bank holidays.
We ensure all deliveries are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods.
Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt.
Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.
Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.