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Skin infections (topicals)
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Drug Name:

CORTISPORIN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Hydrocortisone acetate 0.5%, polymyxin B (as sulfate) 10000 Units/g, neomycin (as sulfate) 0.35%; crm.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for CORTISPORIN:

Short-term use in corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses with secondary infection.

Adult:

Apply sparingly and massage in 2–4 times daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Do not use in eyes, external ear canal if eardrum perforated. Tuberculous, fungal, or viral lesions.

Warnings/Precautions:

Intertrigo, diaper or stasis dermatitis or ulceration, extensive burns (neomycin may be absorbed). Avoid prolonged use or on large areas. Use lowest effective dose. Monitor for HPA axis suppression; avoid abrupt cessation if used for chronic conditions. Discontinue if infection persists or worsens or if superinfection occurs. Occlusion: not recommended. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

CORTISPORIN OINTMENT

Pharmacological Class:

Steroid + antibiotics.

Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, dermatitis, sensitization, ototoxicity, nephrotoxicity (if neomycin is significantly absorbed), HPA axis suppression (esp. in children), epidermal and dermal atrophy (esp. in thin-skinned or occluded areas).

How Supplied:

Crm—7.5g; Oint—½oz

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