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Efficort® Hydrocortisone Lipocream

Hydrocortisone Aceponat 0.127%

(5 customer reviews)

USD $28.00


Efficort ® cream (hydrocortisone aсeponat 0.127%) is a topical corticosteroid, recommended for the treatment of acute exudative lesions. Efficort Lipocream Cream is used for the treatment, control, prevention and improvement of the following diseases, conditions, and symptoms: Skin inflammation, Cutaneous inflammation, Skin itching.

Hydrophilic cream (Hydrocream) is recommended for the treatment of acute and leaking lesions (not available).

Lipophilic cream (Lipocream) is recommended for the treatment of dry squamous lesions, as well as subacute and chronic skin lesions.

Indications: Varicose eczema (stasis dermatitis), psoriasis, lichen, non-parasitic pruritus, dyshidrosis, genital lichen sclerosus, granuloma annulare, discoid lupus erythematosus, palmoplantar pustulosis, seborrheic dermatitis, except the face treatment, symptomatically – itching mycosis fungoides. Sometimes it is indicated to spend short-term treatment of insect bites and parasitic pruritus after etiological treatment.

Size: 30g / 1.05oz

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What is Hydrocortisone Aсeponat 0.127% Lipocream Efficort®

Efficort is manufactured by the reputable Galderma, it is a cream for external use 30 g (contains 38.1 mg of hydrocortisone aceponate). This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., insect bites, poison oak/ivy, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash, itching of the outer female genitals, anal itching). Hydrocortisone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a mild corticosteroid. Consult your doctor or pharmacist on the choice of the product that is best for you.

Efficort Cream is a steroid topical medicine which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen, and itchy. Use this medication on the skin only. However, do not use it on the face or underarms unless directed to do so by your doctor. Some products are meant to be used on the scalp for various conditions. To correctly use these products, follow the directions on the product package.

Efficort Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor prior to using.

Brand names: Aquanil HC, Cetacort, Cortaid, Hytone

Contraindications for Hydrocortisone Aсeponat 0.127% Lipocream Efficort®

  • Hypersensitivity to one of the ingredients of the preparation
  • Ulcerative lesions, wounds
  • Acne or rosacea
  • Infectious dermatitis
  • For the patients to whom topical corticosteroid therapy is contraindicated, especially in bacterial infections of the skin, viral, fungal and parasitic origin, even if they include an inflammatory response
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Side effects of Hydrocortisone Aсeponat 0.127% Lipocream Efficort®

Topical application of powerful corticosteroids on large areas (30% of body surface area and more) and/or during extended periods (over two weeks) may cause the following side effects:

  • Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)
  • Increase and enhancing hair growth (hypertrichosis)
  • Whitening skin (hypopigmentation)
  • The emergence of so-called steroid acne
  • Telangiectasia (skin striae and stretch marks on the skin in strips), affecting mainly the limbs (more common, usually in adolescents)
    atrophy of the skin, bruising, and skin fragility

Violation of the pituitary-adrenal axis through the systemic absorption of the drug through the skin may occur, in particular, in treating the large areas with occlusive dressings. Corticosteroids may aggravate facial rosacea and wound healing properties can be violated in the case of atonic wounds and ulcers.

How to use Hydrocortisone Aсeponat 0.127% Lipocream Efficort®

  • Apply no more than 1-2 times per day (increase the number of daily applications may aggravate side effects without increasing the therapeutic efficacy of the preparation), depending on the severity of the condition, a thin layer to clean skin, avoiding the eyes and lips
  • Treatment of large areas or for long-term therapy (3 weeks or more) requires clinical monitoring
  • In any case, the duration of treatment prescribed by your physician should be strictly observed
  • After the procedure is required to wash your hands
  • The therapeutic effect develops after 1 week of treatment. If no improvement is seen within this period, then the diagnosis by your doctor is necessary to revise
  • A second course is possible only after consultation with your physician
  • This preparation can be used only for external use and in accordance with the doctor’s instructions
  • Do not use occlusive dressings. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped as if there are no physician instructions
  • Avoid lotion contact with eyes and mucous membranes. In case of accidental contact with the preparation on the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth or nose, rinse thoroughly with warm water;
  • Patients should inform the physician about any signs of local adverse reactions.


Active ingredient of Efficort Lipophilic cream (Lipocream): Hydrocortisone aceponate 0.127% w/w as the active ingredeint in an oil-in-water cream base.

Inactive: white petrolatum, aluminium di/tristearate, liquid paraffin, Protegin WX, DUB BW, magnesium sulphate heptahydrate and purified water.

5 reviews for Efficort® Hydrocortisone Lipocream

  1. Alma David

    I have been using this generic Hydrocortisone cream, which is basically equivalent, it is far cheaper to purchase this at okdermo, Its great for short term use, but not for the long term for my atopic dermatitis, less effective if the rashes are leaking serous fluid/weeping – you need prescription-strength medication. I used it on my face because atopic dermatitis regularly crops up on there. It clears it up in a few days of use, but your eczema/AD rashes will almost come back in a matter of days if you’re complacent on treatment. Also because cortisone is not recommended on the face for long term treatment. I have noticed parts of my face have become softer than other parts of my skin, it’s a potential side effect if used long term, so be warned. Skin atrophy can happen with steroid weak as cortisone but requires months of use.

  2. Christine

    Helped stop the itching (intertrigo) and went from red and starting to smell to pink and no smell within 4 applications

  3. Auguste

    This medicine is good and bad. It will treat almost all sorts of eczema, skin allergies, psoriasis, etc. The thing to note is that this medicine SHOULDN’T be used long term. If you use it over time your skin can thin. It might take 20 years but it could happen. You could also develop red skin syndrome. My advice is to use it when you need it and on areas that are not noticeable. I wouldn’t use it on the face for a prolonged time

  4. Milla

    This is my preventative cream. I put this on problem areas daily: under the boobs, under the fat folds, between the “cheeks”… to prevent chafing and/or yeast infections that are provoked by sweat in the crevices. It is also my go-to for eczema outbreaks because it will usually “nip it in the bud” if I am diligent about applying it. AND, if I use it on my legs after shaving them, it will help prevent a lot of the itching that occurs whenever my legs are touched in any way. May I just say, “I really hate eczema”

  5. Thrisella

    I have hemorrhoids as I suffer constipation due to my endometriosis and I have tried all kinds of products for them. Many disappear on their own but there is one in specific that makes me desperate. My boyfriend gave me this cream and although I was skeptical, I tried it and it’s magical. The second time I used it, it eased the burning and pain, on the third day all symptoms it has completely disappeared. I feel like I finally found the perfect product. Buying on okdermo my next cream.

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