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What is Westcort?

Westcort is a topical cream consisting of a corticosteroid called hydrocortisone valerate. We carry Westcort cream in both the brand name and generic alternative in 0.20%!


What is Westcort used for?

Westcort is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash. Eczema (atopic dermatitis), a common skin condition, is when areas of the skin, commonly the face, neck, elbows, wrists, groin, knees, and ankles become inflamed. When the skin becomes inflamed, it becomes red, itchy, and dry, and in some cases even cracked and leathery. If the inflamed skin is scratched, dry patches and open sores with crusts may develop, resulting in potential for infection. This condition is considered an allergic-type skin condition as most times eczema flares up due to allergens in the air such as pollen.


How does Westcort work?

Westcort (hydrocortisone valerate) is effective at treating skin conditions because of its ability to reduce inflammation, itching, and redness.

Your doctor will tell you before prescribing you Westcort (hydrocortisone valerate) exactly how to use this medication. Follow his or her directions; directions can usually be found on the prescription label if you forget.

Before using this medication, you should know Westcort is for topical (skin) use only; do not take this medication by mouth and avoid getting it in other sensitive areas such as the eyes and nose. Do not apply this medicine over large areas of skin (unless directed to by your doctor) or cover the area (with clothing or bandages) after applying the medication. This medication should be store at room temperature away from risks of heat and moisture. Do not freeze.

To use this medication properly, you should wash your hands before and after applying the medication. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and rub in gently.


Do not use Westcort (hydrocortisone valerate)

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to hydrocortisone valerate.

Do not give this medication to a child under 2 years old without medical advice from a doctor.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had any type of skin infection, a skin reaction to any steroid medicine, liver disease, or an adrenal gland disorder.


Steroid medicine can increase the sugar levels in the blood and urine; those with diabetes taking Westcort should monitor their blood sugar levels often; tell your doctor if you have diabetes.

If you are pregnant or breast feeding, tell your doctor before starting treatment.

Side Effects

Serious side effects of Westcort (hydrocortisone Valerate) may include:

worsening of your skin condition; or

redness, warmth, swelling, oozing, or severe irritation of any treated skin.

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.

Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…

high blood sugar: increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, and weight loss.


What is Hydrocortisone Valerate?

Hydrocortisone Valerate is the Valerate salt of Hydrocortisone and is responsible for the therapeutic effects of the brand-name medication Westcort. However, Hydrocortisone Valerate is commonly referred to as just Hydrocortisone to avoid confusion. Westcort is a topical (cream) medication that contains 0.20% of Hydrocortisone which can also be purchased as a generic product; whether you prefer the brand or generic, a valid prescription will be required to obtain this medication. We carry both products – brand name Westcort and generic Hydrocortisone Valerate cream – at My Drug Center.


What is Hydrocortisone Valerate used for?

Hydrocortisone Valerate, in the form of Westcort, is used for dermatological conditions that cause inflammation, itching, and/or redness. Eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash are all conditions that may cause these symptoms to occur. Using Hydrocortisone can help alleviate and manage these symptoms. 


What does Hydrocortisone do?                                                                                                

Hydrocortisone is a corticosteroid, which are drugs that are able to reduce inflammation, itching, and redness. Certain chemicals are naturally released when triggers, called allergens, enter into our bodies. These chemicals respond to the triggers with inflammation; they are responsible for the redness, itching, and pain you may experience within these conditions. Hydrocortisone is able to reduce inflammation and other subsequent symptoms by preventing cells in the body from producing those inflammation-causing chemicals.


How long does Hydrocortisone Cream take to work?

The exact amount of time it takes this medication to work will depend on a few different factors, especially the severity of your condition. Most patients find relief in their condition within a week of treatment but others may take a little bit longer. It is generally known that if your condition hasn’t improved after two weeks of using Hydrocortisone, your condition may need a reassessment, and a different medication may be required; consult with your doctor if your condition doesn’t improve after 14 days.


Where to buy Hydrocortisone Cream?

You can purchase Hydrocortisone Cream from the comfort of your own home when you order this product internationally. My Drug Center offers you Hydrocortisone Cream for a lower international cost compared to that of local United States pharmacies. When you order through My Drug Center, not only will you find affordable prices, but the medication can be shipped right to your door. Visit My Drug Center and click on “How to Order” to learn how to place an order online OR you can also call our toll free number of 1-877-385-8998 to speak with a representative who can place an order for you. Keep in mind; you will require a valid prescription to order this medication.


How to use Hydrocortisone Cream?

Use this medication exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Read over any pamphlets that may have come with the medication and if you have any questions or concerns about using the medication, it is important you consult with your doctor before starting treatment. Generally, Hydrocortisone Cream is applied two or three times per day (depending on the severity of your condition) using only a thin layer which you gently rub into the affected area. Before applying the medication, ensure you have clean and dry hands; when you are applying the medication, ensure you do not get it in sensitive areas of the face, such as the mouth, eyes, or nose.

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