What is Cyclocort?

Cyclocort is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation and itching due to certain conditions such as allergies, eczema, and psoriasis. Cyclocort belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

Health Benefits

Cyclocort may be used to treat the following conditions:

Allergies

Eczema

Psoriasis

Other Health Benefits

In addition to the above, Cyclocort may offer other health benefits. For example, it has been shown to:

Reduce inflammation

Reduce itching

Side Effects

Cyclocort may cause side effects. Common side effects include:

Irritation at the site of application

Dry skin

Burning sensation

Itching

Rash

Rare side effects include: Blistering, crusting, or oozing of the treated skin area

If these effects are severe or do not go away, call your doctor or pharmacist.

You should also call your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms, such as: Mood changes Depression Trouble sleeping Aggression Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips Wheezing or difficulty breathing

If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number right away.

Dosages

The usual adult dose of Cyclocort is:

For allergies: Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily.

For eczema: Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily.

For psoriasis: Apply to the affected area 2-3 times daily.

The maximum recommended dose is 100 grams per week.

For children, the dose is based on weight.

To apply Cyclocort:

Clean and dry the affected area.

Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area.

Do not rub in.

Wash your hands after applying, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands.

Interactions

Cyclocort may interact with other drugs. To avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully.

Be sure to tell your doctor about all the drugs you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without first talking to your doctor.

Mechanism of Action

Cyclocort works by reducing inflammation and itching. It is not entirely clear how it works.

Cyclocort may be used as a short-term or long-term treatment. Short-term treatment is typically 5 days to 2 weeks. Long-term treatment may last for months or years.

This content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always talk to your healthcare provider about all treatments and conditions, including Cyclocort.

Pharmacokinetics

The pharmacokinetics of Cyclocort have not been evaluated in human studies.

Alternatives to Cyclocort

There are many alternatives to Cyclocort. Some examples include:

Corticosteroids such as prednisone, methylprednisolone, and hydrocortisone

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen

Antihistamines such as diphenhydramine and cetirizine

Antiseptics such as benzoyl peroxide and chlorhexidine

This content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always talk to your healthcare provider about all treatments and conditions, including Cyclocort.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat diseases and conditions. Researchers also use clinical trials to look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.

Symptoms of an Overdose

The most common symptom of an overdose is increased itching. Other symptoms may include:

Rash

Hives

Difficulty breathing

Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, or lips

Pregnancy and Cyclocort

There are no adequate studies of Cyclocort in pregnant women. Therefore, it should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Nursing mothers should avoid exposure to this medication. It is not known if Cyclocort is excreted in human milk.