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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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