Hydrocortisone vs Polysporin

Hydrocortisone
Polysporin
(OTC)
Hydrocortisone is a steroid.
Polysporin is a skin medication and an eye & vision care product.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Rash
2.0
Concern level
1.2
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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January 19, 1955
April 16, 1974
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
84,561 Discussions
12,907 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Itching
#2 for Eczema
#3 for Rash
#4 for Psoriasis
#5 for Dermatitis
#8 for Skin Problems
#9 for Asthma
Hydrocortisone is approved for Itching, Eczema and Rash and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Scabbing
#2 for Rash
#3 for Pinkeye
Polysporin is approved for Scabbing, Rash and Pinkeye and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Hyd
Weight Gain
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
High Blood Pressure
1
Tachycardia
1
Impotence
1
Stomach Problems
1
Skin Cancer
1
Cataract
1
Pituitary Tumor
1
Skin Atrophy
1
Pol
Numbness
7
Nausea
2
Tingling
1
Sneezing
1
Skin Cancer
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Blood Clots
1
Fainting
1
Spotting
1
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Hydrocortisone
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Polysporin
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Weight Gain
Hyd
Pol
5
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Hyd
Pol
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Tachycardia
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Impotence
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Stomach Problems
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Skin Cancer
Hyd
Pol
1
1
Cataract
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Pituitary Tumor
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Skin Atrophy
Hyd
Pol
1
0
Numbness
Pol
Hyd
7
0
Nausea
Pol
Hyd
2
0
Tingling
Pol
Hyd
1
0
Sneezing
Pol
Hyd
1
0
Skin Cancer
Pol
Hyd
1
1
Weight Gain
Pol
Hyd
1
5
Weight Loss
Pol
Hyd
1
0
Blood Clots
Pol
Hyd
1
0
Fainting
Pol
Hyd
1
0
Spotting
Pol
Hyd
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Polysporin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Polysporin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Eye Ointment, Ointment
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Powder: , 500-10000 unit/g, 500-10000 unit/gram
Ointment: , 500-10000 unit/gram
Packet: 500-10000 unit/gram
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Hydrocortisone/Aloe Vera , Hydrocortisone , Hydrocortisone Acetate , Hydrocortisone/Mineral Oil/Petrolatum White
Bacitracin/Polymyxin B Sulfate, Pramoxine Hcl/Allantoin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Hydrocortisone and Polysporin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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