CVS Cortisone

CVS Cortisone

Drug Labeling and Warnings

Drug Details


CVS  CORTISONE- hydrocortisone cream 
CVS Pharmacy

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Drug Facts

Active ingredient

Hydrocortisone 1%


Anti-itch cream


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


For external use only

Do not use

  • in the eyes
  • by putting this product into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a vaginal discharge
  • rectal bleeding
  • diaper rash

When using this product consult a doctor before exceeding recommended dosage

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • condition gets worse
  • condition persists for more than 7 days
  • condition clears up and occurs again within a few days. Do not begin to use any other hydrocortisone product unless you have consulted 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. Consult a doctor.

For external anal itching:

  • Adults: when practical, cleanse 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 application of this product

Children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor.

Other information

  • To open: unscrew cap, pull tab to remove foil seal, and screw cap back onto tube
  • store at room temperature
  • see carton or tube crimp for lot number and expiration date

Inactive ingredients

aloe barbadensis, cetearyl alcohol/sodium lauryl sulfate/sodium cetearyl sulfate, chamomile (anthemis nobilis) oil, citric acid, corn (zea mays) oil, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, isopropyl palmitate, maltodextrin, methylparaben, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, stearyl alcohol, vitamin A (retinyl palmitate), vitamin D (cholecalciferol), vitamin E (tocopheryl acetate).


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Distributed by:
CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

One CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895



Compare to the active ingredient in
Cortizone10® Intensive Healing Formula

Maximum Strength


NET WT 2 OZ (60 g)

Principal Display Panel - 60 g Tube Carton
hydrocortisone cream
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC: 59779-099
Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Hydrocortisone (UNII: WI4X0X7BPJ) (Hydrocortisone - UNII:WI4X0X7BPJ) Hydrocortisone1 g  in 100 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
cetostearyl alcohol (UNII: 2DMT128M1S)  
sodium lauryl sulfate (UNII: 368GB5141J)  
sodium cetostearyl sulfate (UNII: 7ZBS06BH4B)  
chamomile flower oil (UNII: 60F80Z61A9)  
citric acid monohydrate (UNII: 2968PHW8QP)  
corn oil (UNII: 8470G57WFM)  
glycerin (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)  
glyceryl monostearate (UNII: 230OU9XXE4)  
isopropyl palmitate (UNII: 8CRQ2TH63M)  
maltodextrin (UNII: 7CVR7L4A2D)  
methylparaben (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)  
mineral oil (UNII: T5L8T28FGP)  
paraffin (UNII: I9O0E3H2ZE)  
petrolatum (UNII: 4T6H12BN9U)  
propylene glycol (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
propylparaben (UNII: Z8IX2SC1OH)  
water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
stearyl alcohol (UNII: 2KR89I4H1Y)  
vitamin A palmitate (UNII: 1D1K0N0VVC)  
cholecalciferol (UNII: 1C6V77QF41)  
.alpha.-tocopherol acetate (UNII: 9E8X80D2L0)  
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC: 59779-099-031 in 1 CARTON
160 g in 1 TUBE
2NDC: 59779-099-021 in 1 CARTON
230 g in 1 TUBE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart34808/23/1995
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)
Registrant - Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (145186370)
NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc.206263295MANUFACTURE(59779-099)

Revised: 12/2012
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