MAXIMUM STRENGTH CORTISONE- hydrocortisone ointment ointment 
CVS Pharmacy

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Active Ingredient

Hydrocortisone, USP 1%




for the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation, and rashes due to: eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, soaps, jewelry, detergents, cosmetics, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, for external genital, feminine 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

for external feminine itching if you have a vaginal discharge.  Consult a doctor.

for the treatment of diaper rash.  Consult a doctor.

When using this product

avoid contact with the eyes, do not begin the use of any other hydrocortisone product unless directed by a doctor, for external anal itching: do not use more than directed unless directed by a doctor, do not put this product into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator

Stop use and ask a doctor if

symptoms last for more than 7 days, the condition gets worse, symptoms clear up and occur again in a few days, rectal bleeding occurs, consult doctor promptly

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, clean the affected area with mild soap and warm water, rinse thoroughly, gently dry by patting or blotting with toilet tissue or a soft cloth before applicaion of this product.

Children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor.

Other information

Store at room temperature 59o-86oF (15o-30oC).

Before using any medication, read all label directions.  Keep carton, it contains important information.

Inactive Ingredients

mineral oil, white petrolatum

Carton Label


Tube Label


hydrocortisone ointment ointment
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:69842-259
Route of AdministrationTOPICAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
PETROLATUM (UNII: 4T6H12BN9U) 96.98 g  in 100 g
MINERAL OIL (UNII: T5L8T28FGP) 2 g  in 100 g
Product Characteristics
FlavorImprint Code
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:69842-259-031 in 1 CARTON11/01/2016
1NDC:69842-259-0128 g in 1 TUBE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart34811/01/2016
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)
NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
Unipack, Inc.009248480manufacture(69842-259)

Revised: 1/2021
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Effective Time: 20210129
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