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Cortizone 5 Ointment (Pfizer Consumer Healthcare)

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  • Drug Facts

    Active Ingredient:                         Purpose:

    Hydrocortisone 0.5%                     Anti-itch


    • temporarily relieves itching of minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes due to:
      • eczema
      • insect bites
      • cosmetics
      • psoriasis
      • detergents
      • soaps
      • poison ivy, oak, sumac
      • jewelry
      • seborrheic dermatitis
      • and for external anal and genital itching
    • other uses of this product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor


    For external use only

    Do not use

    • for the treatment of diaper rash. Consult a doctor.
    • in the genital area if you have a vaginal discharge. Consult a doctor.

    When using this product

    • avoid contact with the eyes
    • do not exceed the recommended daily dosage unless directed by a doctor
    • do not put directly in rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • rectal bleeding occurs
    • condition worsens, or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days, and do not begin use of any other hydrocortisone product unless you have asked a doctor

    Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


    • adults and children 2 years of age and older:
      • apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily
      • children under 2 years of age: do not use, ask a doctor

    • for external anal and genital itching, adults:
      • when practical, clean the affected area with mild soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly
      • gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before applying
      • apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily
      • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

    Other Information:

    · store at 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F)

    Inactive Ingredients:    aloe barbadensis extract and white petrolatum

    Questions? call 1-800-223-0182, Monday to Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM EST

    How Supplied:    CORTIZONE·5® ointment: 1 oz. tube.

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