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Doctor insights on: Westcort Medium Strength Steroid

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Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Which steroid can help me build strength and muscle fast? I need to build a lot oF strength in. Short time window like a month and half

Wrong site: We do not condone Anabolic steroids for muscle and or strenght gain. Your best bet is to go to the gym, lift weights and eat the appropriate foods. Please know that Anabolic steroids cause far greater harm than good. Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hydrocortisone Valerate (Definition)

Hydrocortisone valerate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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Dose creatine really work on increaseing strength and muscle mass and what dose if true I don't want to take steroids I may take pro hormones?

Dose creatine  really work on increaseing strength and muscle mass and what dose if true I don't want to take steroids I may take pro hormones?

Increase strength: Many professional athletes take meds to improve strength etc. only to be found out and suspended, Don't follow that path. 1: Please set up an appointment with an athletic trainer. 2: Please see a dietitian. That combination, if used properly, will take you where you want to be. May take a few months but you will still have many years ahead of you. "Go Man U" ...Read more

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Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

Using topical steroid on scalp diprosalic betamethasone dipropionate 0.5 the doctor told me its very strong which is medium potency steroid ?

CanResearchYourself!: e.g.: https://www.google.com/search?q=potency%20of%20topical%20corticosteroids & http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0115/p135.pdf. All steroids (derivatives of cholesterol) work by altering gene expression, worsen blood glucose control (Diabetes Mellitus) & suppress immune system functions (can thus aggravate infections). Often fairly safe short-term if young & apparently healthy, yet can also backfire. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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What is hydrocortisone valerate cream used to treat?

What is hydrocortisone valerate cream used to treat?

Hydrocortisone val: It is used for inflammatory conditions in the skin. There are many types of Hydrocortisone and all of them have varying strengths. Your doctor will choose the one deemed best to help your problem. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips. Is this weird?

My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips. Is this weird?

Weird prescription: It doesn't sound strange. It is good practice to get all of your questions answered fully before you leave your doctor's office. If he or she doesn't want to answer them, find someone else quick. If you have questions when you get home, call them and give them 24h to get you an answer. Your own personal doctor is your best source of information. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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What does hydrocortisone valerate help with ?

What does hydrocortisone valerate help with ?

Hydrocortisone val: It is used for inflammatory conditions in the skin. There are many types of Hydrocortisone and all of them have varying strengths. Your doctor will choose the one deemed best to help your problem. ...Read more

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really ever expire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really ever expire?

Cream expiration: I tell my patients that creams expire when they don't work anymore. I think expiry dates are more for stock rotation than anything else. However, if you have an acute problem, you are better off with new medicines. ...Read more

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What does hydrocortisone valerate help with; all sorts of rashes?

What does hydrocortisone valerate help with; all sorts of rashes?

No: Hydrocortisone valerate is a mid potency steroid that works on some rash types. I would be careful using it on rashes that your doctor has not diagnosed, as it can make certain rashes worse (i.E infectious). ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used hydrocortisone valerate; is it the same as regular hydrocortisone?

Has anyone ever used hydrocortisone valerate; is it the same as regular hydrocortisone?

Not the same: Steroids are classified based on strength or potency. Class 1 to 7 (high to low). For the same prescription ointments are stronger than cream. Also the percentage of ingredient in the medication does not always correlate with the strength of the steroid. So the difference between Hydrocortisone 1%(class 7-least potent) and Hydrocortisone valerate (class 4/5-mid strength) is potency. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortisone valerate be used to relieve pain caused by hemroids? ?

Can hydrocortisone valerate be used to relieve pain caused by hemroids? ?

It can help: Due to its antiinflammatory properties. Anusol has a topical anesthetic and is usually for the gums and in combo may add some additional relief. Oral pain meds, aleve or ibuprofin are also winners. Consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to prevent constipation which always makes hemmorroids worse. Goog ole preperation h is a good, inexpensive combination. ...Read more

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My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips, but can I use the OTC hydrocortisone instead?

My dermatologist prescribed me hydrocortisone valerate for my lips, but can I use the OTC hydrocortisone instead?

No: Hydrocortisone valerate is a mid potency steroid while otc Hydrocortisone is a low potency steroid. Therefore u would not get the same effect from the otc product as it is a weaker agent. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has been on hydrocortisone valerate ointment USP 0.2% for 3 months i'd like to get him off it. Can i just stop it without side effects?

My 6 month old has been on hydrocortisone valerate ointment USP 0.2% for 3 months i'd like to get him off it. Can i just stop it without side effects?

Yes and No: Sorry for the unclear answer, but have you found out the underlying cause of whatever you are sing the steroid cream for? If that has not been solved yet, stopping the cream is likely to lead to flare-up of whatever problem you were treating - i suspect some type of eczema. You may want to withdraw it over a week or two - use it every other and then every third day, to see if condition flares up. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone valerate?

Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone valerate?

Strength: Steroids are classified from 1-6 .Hydrocrtisone is weak. The value rate version is much stronger and should not be sued in sensitive areas such as face, armpits or groin. It will thin the skin and potentially cause stretch marks with extended use. ...Read more

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Please tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Please tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Potency: OTC hydrocortisone 1% is lowest potency. Hydrocortisone valerate however, a different molecule, is medium potency, hence a prescription is required ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone 1% and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Can anyone tell me the difference between OTC hydrocortisone 1% and prescription hydrocortisone valerate?

Potency: Steroids are classified based on strength or potency. Class 1 to 7 (high to low). For the same prescription ointments are stronger than cream. Also the percentage of ingredient in the medication does not always correlate with the strength of the steroid. So the difference between Hydrocortisone 1%(class 7-least potent) and Hydrocortisone valerate (class 4/5-mid strength) is potency. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Westcort (Definition)

Westcort is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more