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.

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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream really expire after the date on the tube; it still looks like the same cream?

Expired medicines. Most medicines have an expiration date and they may not be as effective after the expiry date. Creams or ointments are compunds that may not hold together as well after the expiry. Read more...

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...

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...

Will hydrocortisone valerate cream help stop the burns on my face from using proactive?

Not recommended. Hydrocortisone valerate cream (class 5) is a lower mid strength steroid. Steroids should not be used on areas of the body such as the face, groin, genitals or armpits without guidance from a doctor and for a prescribed reason. Potent steroids can lead to irreversible skin thining (atrophy). Also steroid use on the face can lead to the development of steroid acne. Use a mild moisturizer instead. Read more...