Cortopin 1% Hydrocortisone Cream 15g - O'Sullivans Pharmacy - Medicines & Health -

Cortopin 1% Hydrocortisone Cream 15g

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  • €6.46
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Code: 38151

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Cortopin 1% w/w Cream is a smooth white cream for application to the skin only. It contains hydrocortisone which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Cortopin 1% w/w Cream is used to reduce inflammation in a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, such as: 
  • mild to moderate eczema
  • dermatitis caused by irritants or allergens
  • insect bite reactions

Hydrocortisone should not be confused with anabolic steroids, used by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections.

Directions for use:

For adults and children aged 12 years and over:
For application to the surface of the skin only:
  1.  Wash your hands thoroughly before use.
  2.  Apply the cream sparingly to the affected area, once or twice a day for a maximum of 7 days. Massage the cream gently into the affected area to help absorption into the skin.
  3. Once applied, do not cover the area with a dressing or plaster. If the condition has not improved after 7 days, or worsens, consult your doctor.


Do not use Cortopin 1% w/w Cream:

  • if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or to any of the other ingredients of Cortopin 1% w/w Cream (see below).
  • if you have a bacterial infection (e.g. impetigo), viral infection (e.g. cold sores ‘herpes simplex’, chicken pox) or fungal infection (e.g. tinea, also called ‘athlete’s foot’, ringworm or thrush) of the skin. 
  • on your face or near your eyes, on the anal or genital region, or on broken skin.
Cortopin 1% w/w Cream is not suitable for use in the following: 
  • allergic skin reactions including temporary red or raised areas on your skin (short lived ‘wheal and flare’ reactions)
  • conditions involving the deeper skin layers, such as granulomas
  • psoriasis (long term scaly skin condition); only use this product on medical advice and with careful supervision by your doctor.

Do not cover the area with a plaster or dressing of any kind after application of Cortopin 1% w/w Cream.


The active substance is hydrocortisone and the cream contains 10 mg in every 1g (1%). 
The other ingredients are Cetostearyl alcohol, chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, Macrogol cetostearyl ether, white soft paraffin and purified water (see end of Section 2 for further information).
Take great care to apply the cream sparingly to the skin of children.
Covering the treated area can increase absorption.

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