(hydrocortisone valerate cream)
Westcort® (hydrocortisone valerate cream) Cream, 0.2% contains hydrocortisone valerate, 11,21-dihydroxy-17-[(1-oxopentyl)oxy]-(11β)-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
Westcort Cream is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses in adult patients.
Published Studies Related to Westcort (Hydrocortisone Topical)
Randomized, double-blind, split-side comparison study of moisturizer containing
licochalcone vs. 1% hydrocortisone in the treatment of infantile seborrhoeic
hydrocortisone for the treatment of ISD... CONCLUSION: Moisturizer containing 0.025% licochalcone had higher cure rate
Single-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluating the treatment of facial seborrheic dermatitis with hydrocortisone 1% ointment compared with tacrolimus 0.1% ointment in adults. [2011.11.17]
BACKGROUND: Tacrolimus is a topical calcineurin inhibitor with immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, and fungicidal properties that may be beneficial in the treatment of facial seborrheic dermatitis. OBJECTIVES: We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus with standard corticosteroid treatment in adults with facial seborrheic dermatitis in a phase II, single-blind, randomized controlled trial... CONCLUSION: Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment required significantly fewer applications compared with hydrocortisone 1% ointment to achieve a comparable clinical response in adults with facial seborrheic dermatitis. Tacrolimus was generally well tolerated. Copyright (c) 2011 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Comparable efficacy of a topical 0.0584% hydrocortisone aceponate spray and oral ciclosporin in treating canine atopic dermatitis. [2011.07.01]
This study compared the efficacy of a 0.0584% hydrocortisone aceponate (HCA) spray (Cortavance((R)) ; Virbac SA) and ciclosporin (Atopica((R)) ; Novartis Animal Health) in canine atopic dermatitis in a single-blind randomized controlled trial. Dogs received HCA (two sprays/100 cm(2) ; n = 24) or ciclosporin (5 mg/kg; n = 21)...
Using chamomile solution or a 1% topical hydrocortisone ointment in the management of peristomal skin lesions in colostomy patients: results of a controlled clinical study. [2011.05]
Peristomal skin complications interfere with stoma appliance use and negatively affect patient quality of life. To find an alternative to long-term peristomal skin treatment involving corticosteroid products, a prospective study was conducted to compare the effect of a German chamomile solution to topical steroids on peristomal skin lesions in colostomy patients...
A study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of hydrocortisone aceponate 0.127% lipophilic cream in steroid responsive dermatoses in Indian patients. [2010.09]
BACKGROUND: Topical corticosteroids (CSs) are the mainstay of therapy in various steroid responsive dermatoses. Newer CSs are more efficacious and safer than the older ones. There is no published data on the efficacy and safety of a new steroid hydrocortisone aceponate in the Indian population. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of hydrocortisone aceponate (0.127%) lipophilic cream in the treatment of steroid responsive dermatoses in Indian patients... CONCLUSION: The study showed that hydrocortisone aceponate (0.127%) lipophilic cream is an effective therapeutic agent with a very good safety profile in various steroid responsive dermatoses in the Indian patient population.
Clinical Trials Related to Westcort (Hydrocortisone Topical)
Contribution of Salivary Cortisol in the Detection of Infra-clinic Cortisol Adenoma (ACIC) [Recruiting]
Pharmacokinetics of Hydrocortisone After Subcutaneous Administration in Chronic Adrenal Insufficiency [Not yet recruiting]
Patients with chronic adrenal insufficiency need to adapt their hydrocortisone replacement
dose in conditions of physical or psychological stress to prevent life threatening adrenal
crisis. In cases of more severe impairment or unsecure gastrointestinal absorption (e. g.
gastroenteritis, severe infectious disease), parenteral administration of the hydrocortisone
dose is crucial. The study is conducted to offer patients the possibility to perform
hydrocortisone self administration in emergency situations in a way of administration which
is easy to perform and accepted by the patient. Therefore, pharmacokinetics and safety of
subcutaneous hydrocortisone administration will be studied and compared to intramuscular
Sensitivity of Short and Long Allele Carriers of the 5-HTTLPR to Environmental Threat Post Hydrocortisone Administration [Recruiting]
The current study will test the causal relationship between elevated levels of cortisol and
the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) as these factors influence sensitivity to
environmental threat. The investigators predict that carriers of the short allele of the
serotonin transporter gene who have elevated cortisol levels will be most sensitive to
threatening environments, whereas carriers of the long allele who do not have elevated
cortisol (placebo subjects) will be least sensitive.
Trial of Hydrocortisone for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) [Recruiting]
Developing novel and effective pharmacologic interventions for this post-traumatic stress
disorder is important. The investigators propose to replicate findings of an earlier
published pilot study using low dose hydrocortisone as a treatment for PTSD. In order to do
so in a more meaningful way, the investigators will conduct a larger but similar randomized
double-blind placebo-controlled, cross-over design treatment study examining the use of low
dose hydrocortisone (or placebo) for 4 weeks in combat veterans suffering from PTSD.
The investigators hypothesize that, as described by Aerni et al. (2004), administration of
daily hydrocortisone will lead to a reduction in PTSD symptom severity, but particularly for
re-experiencing types (e. g., flashbacks, nightmares)of symptoms. The investigators also hope
to examine potential predictors and moderators of treatment response based on subjects'
clinical characteristics, as well as serum cortisol and ACTH levels.
Hydrocortisone Replacement in Patients With Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (SUPREME CORT) [Recruiting]
The aim of this study is to investigate whether a physiologically low hydrocortisone (HC)
dose is better for cognition as compared to a physiologically high HC dose. In addition,
quality of life, metabolic profile and somatosensation will be described in relation to HC