Novacort is 2% hydrocortisone cream, twice the non-prescription strength. It is used for mild inflammatory rashes and skin irritation. Cortisone creams, lotions and gels have been used for many years for skin irritations but must are either lower concentration of weak forms of cortisone (like hydrocortisone) or more potent cortisone forms that are reserved for more serious conditions because of the potential for more side effects.
Contraindicated for hypersensitivity to any of the active ingredients.
In some patients, systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids has produced reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression and other conditions.
Avoid prolonged use over large surface areas, especially with occlusive dressings.
Burning, itching, irritation and dryness have been reported infrequently following the use of topical corticosteroids.