Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Ala-Cort
  2. Ala-Scalp HP
  3. Anusol HC
  4. Aquanil HC
  5. Beta HC
  6. Caldecort
  7. Cetacort
  8. Cortaid
  9. Corticaine
  10. Corticool Maximum Strength
  11. Cortizone-10
  12. Cortizone-5
  13. Cotacort
  14. Delacort
  15. Dermarest
  16. Dermasorb HC Complete Kit
  17. Dermtex-HC
  18. Gly-Cort
  19. Hydrozone Plus
  20. Hytone
  21. Instacort-10
  22. Ivy Soothe
  23. IvyStat
  24. Keratol HC
  25. Kericort 10
  26. Lacticare-HC
  27. Locoid
  28. Locoid Lipocream
  29. Medi-Cortisone Maximum Strength
  30. Microcort
  31. Mycin Scalp
  32. Neutrogena TScalp
  33. NuCort
  34. Nupercainal HC
  35. Nutracort
  36. Pandel
  37. Pediaderm HC Kit
  38. Preparation H Hydrocortisone
  39. Proctocream-HC
  40. Recort Plus
  41. Sarnol-HC Maximum Strength
  42. Scalacort
  43. Scalpcort
  44. Summers Eve Specialcare
  45. Texacort
  46. Therasoft Anti-Itch Dermatitis
  47. U-Cort
  48. Westcort

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Barriere-Hc
  2. Cortate
  3. Cort-Eze
  4. Cortoderm Mild Ointment
  5. Cortoderm Regular Ointment
  6. Emo-Cort
  7. Emo-Cort Scalp Solution
  8. Hydrocortisone Cream
  9. Novo-Hydrocort
  10. Novo-Hydrocort Cream
  11. Prevex Hc
  12. Sarna Hc


Hydrocortisone topical is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. This medicine is a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid).

This medicine is available both over-the-counter (OTC) and with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Lotion
  • Cream
  • Solution
  • Spray
  • Gel/Jelly
  • Ointment
  • Foam
  • Liquid

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