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:
Hydrocortisone should not be confused with anabolic steroids, used by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections.
For adults and children aged 12 years and over:
For application to the surface of the skin only:
Do not use Cortopin 1% w/w Cream:
Cortopin 1% w/w Cream is not suitable for use in the following:
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