Cortopin 1% Hydrocortisone Cream

Free delivery on orders over €50


Free delivery on orders over €50 - *there may be additional charge for larger items. Visit our delivery information page to find out more.


Cortopin 1% Hydrocortisone Cream

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.

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine

Delivery & Returns

Delivery Cost

A delivery charge of €6.50 is applied to orders under €50. We offer free delivery on orders over €50* (*Large and bulky mobility items may incur an additional fee – this will be communicated to you prior to order confirmation)

Delivery Range

At present, we deliver to anywhere within the Republic of Ireland. We do not ship internationally.

Delivery Schedule

We will ship goods within 5 working days of receipt of payment from our Webstore at our Kinsale Road Roundabout, Cork location. We deliver in partnership with An Post and Fastway Couriers. We do not ship on weekends or Bank Holidays. If any goods are out of stock, we will advise you of an expected availability date. Please ensure you include a contact telephone number when ordering with us online.

Once your order has shipped, it will usually be delivered within 3-5 working days (*This is an estimate, based on our current observed delivery times. Deliveries may take longer during busy periods or due to external factors beyond our control)

Delivery Tracking

You can track your order online with An Post Tracking / Fastway Couriers by entering the tracking number you will have received in your shipping confirmation email.

If you have not received a tracking number or cannot locate it, please contact us and we will provide the tracking details for you.


Damaged Items

All items are carefully inspected by our team prior to dispatch. If an item becomes damaged in transit, you must notify no more than 24 hours after receiving your item, as items damaged in transit must be reported within 24 hours of delivery.

Returning Unwanted Items

If your purchase does not fit your needs or requirements, you may notify and return your item within 14 days of receiving your order for a full refund on the price of the product. Returns made up to a maximum of 30 days post-purchase will be issued a credit note for the value of the returned product.

Return Criteria

All items must be returned in "as new" condition, including all original packaging, in order to receive a refund. Please ensure any wheelchairs or rollator is suitable before use, as once the tyres demonstrate signs of use, they cannot be refunded. Where products require assembly, products must be carefully dis-assembled and repackaged before being returned to us.

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