Also Known as Dioderm, Cortef
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Hydrocortisone is a prescription topical corticosteroid used to counter inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis, among others, as well at to reduce inflammation due to bites or stings from insects. Hydrocortisone may also be used to treat diaper rash for infants, but generally only when non-medicated product approaches to it have been ineffective. Hydrocortisone creams will have the primary active hydrocortisone ingredient mixed with emollients that work to hydrate the skin more thoroughly and aid in relief of inflammatory skin conditions.
This product is not to be confused with hydrocortisone butyrate, which is a much stronger prescription corticosteroid cream that is only prescribed for severe skin conditions.
Hydrocortisone cream is available in both 1% and 2.5% strength formulations and ordering from Canada Pharmacy gives you the opportunity to order these medications online at the best price. You can get to-your-door delivery as part of your account here, and both product quality and customer satisfaction are guaranteed.