Westcort Cream (Hydrocortisone 17 Valerate)

Westcort Cream

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Hydrocortisone 17 Valerate

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Westcort Cream is a medium-potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in adult patients. 

It contains hydrocortisone valerate, a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents. 

Hydrocortisone valerate reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in various skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, and rash. 


  • Use exactly as prescribed. Apply Westcort Cream only to the affected areas as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Wash and dry the affected area thoroughly before applying the cream.
  • Apply a thin film of the cream to the affected area.
  • Avoid bandaging the treated area unless specifically instructed by your healthcare provider. Bandaging can trap moisture and worsen irritation.
  • Continue using Westcort Cream for the full prescribed duration, even if symptoms improve. Stopping too early may allow the condition to return.
  • Tell your healthcare provider if your condition worsens or doesn't improve after using Westcort Cream for the prescribed time.


  • Don't overuse it. Don't use Westcort Cream more often or for longer than prescribed.
  • Don't use it on large areas or broken skin: Avoid using Westcort Cream on large areas of skin or broken skin unless directed by your healthcare provider.
  • Don't use it for other conditions: Don't use Westcort Cream to treat any other skin condition without consulting your healthcare provider.
  • Don't use it if you are allergic. Don't use Westcort Cream if you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any other ingredients in the cream.
  • Don't apply to eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid contact with eyes, nose, or mouth.

Common Side Effects:

  • Mild burning or tingling after applying the cream
  • Skin dryness or flaking
  • Swelling
  • Skin redness or discoloration

Serious Side Effects:

  • Unusual/extreme tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Headaches
  • Swelling ankles/feet
  • Increased thirst/urination
  • Vision problems
  • A serious allergic reaction, including rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing, are noticed

This is not an exhaustive list, and other side effects may occur. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking Westcort cream,  contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to hydrocortisone valerate, other corticosteroids, or any ingredients in Westcort cream.

Disclose any pre-existing medical conditions to your healthcare provider before using Westcort cream, especially:

  • Poor blood circulation
  • Diabetes
  • Immune system problems

Do not use it on infected or irritated skin. Avoid using Westcort cream on areas with infections or sores.

Long-term or widespread use of Westcort cream may weaken your body's ability to respond to physical stress. Inform your healthcare provider about Westcort cream use before surgery, emergency treatment, or if you experience a serious illness/injury.

Long-term use of Westcort cream may slightly slow growth in children. Schedule regular checkups with your healthcare provider to monitor your child's height.

Westcort cream should only be used during pregnancy when clearly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare provider.

It is unknown if Westcort cream applied to the skin passes into breast milk. Consult your healthcare provider before breastfeeding while using Westcort cream.

Brand Name:

Westcort Cream

Generic name:

Hydrocortisone 17 Valerate

Other Names:

Hydroval Cream

Strength(s): 0.2%
Quantities Available: 60


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