Hydrocortisone 1% Cream

Hydrocortisone 1% Cream for effective relief from inflammation, irritation and itching.
Pack Size: 15g
Hydrocortisone 1% Cream
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Hydrocortisone Cream 1% is for appliaction to the skin only. It conatins hydrocortisone which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. Hydrocortisone cream is used to reduce inflammation is a variety of skin conditions such as:

-mild to moderate eczema

-dermatitis caused by irritants and allergens

-insect bite reactions

Hydrocortisone should not be confused with anabolic steroids, used by some bodybuilders and taken as tablets or injections.

Delivery Information

United Kingdom Deliveries (including Northern Ireland)

Delivery is FREE for any UK order containing an NHS prescription.
Delivery is FREE for all UK orders Over £40.


We use a selection of proven couriers including Royal Mail, HDN, and UPS depending on your location and weight of your order. During any dispute our contingency arrangements are activated to ensure we continue to meet our service levels.
Orders received before 3:00pm are picked and dispatched on the same day and will usually be delivered to you within one to five working days anywhere in the UK depending on the delivery service you select (there may be delays to the Isle of Man and the Scottish Islands).


Keen Pharmacy also offers a range of delivery options to meet our customers' requirements:

•    Next Day Delivery (£5.50) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery. The delivery time for your Next Day Delivery is 24hrs from dispatch. Please note that delivery times are in business days, and that for orders placed on Monday to Thursday before 3pm, you should receive your goods the next business day. Orders placed after 3pm Thursday, but before 3pm on Friday, should be received by Monday (except Bank Holidays). Weekends are not counted when ordering Next Day Delivery. i.e. If you order on Saturday or Sunday, it will be treated as if you ordered your item on the following Monday. We are not responsible for delays by our carriers but we will do our best to resolve any issues that may arise. During high volume holiday seasons delivery times may vary.

•    Standard Delivery (£3.45) The orders will be delivered by Royal Mail 1st Class. The delivery time for your Standard delivery is normally 1 to 2 working days . In a very small number of cases the Royal Mail may not meet this service level. In this situation please allow 7-10 days from dispatch before contacting us

Orders containing Prescription Only Medicines including controlled drugs and other medicines will require a signature on delivery. You can also arrange for your order to be delivered to alternative addresses including your office, members of your family  You need to ensure that someone approved by you is able to sign for the delivery. Please note that deliveries are made to the delivery address you supply to us. Re-dispatch of any returned orders may incur an additional delivery charge.

All BFPO orders will be sent through Royal Mail Super Saver Delivery.

If you have any questions regarding delivery times, or to check that an item is in stock, you can call us on 01260 295701 or email us at info@keenpharmacy.co.uk

Overseas Deliveries

We are able to supply orders to most countries in Europe. Delivery charges will depend on the weight of your order and the destination. We will confirm the delivery charge at the checkout page, before you confirm payment of your order.

Non-prescription orders are sent by air recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods. Certain individual countries place restrictions on the types of products that may be posted into them. We will inform you individually if there are any problems.

Prescriptions delivered to non-UK destinations will be sent by Royal Mail international recorded delivery and a signature will be needed upon receipt of your goods.  Delivery will typically take 7-10 days. Faster delivery options are available upon request.

Under UK law we are only able to dispense prescriptions written by practitioners who are registered in the European Economic Area.


Heavy Parcels

We reserve the right to decline orders on heavy items or to contact you to arrange delivery costs.

Do not exceed the stated dose.
Not for use by children under 10 years of age without medical advice.
For application to the skin surface only:
-Wash hands thoroughly before use.
-Apply the cream sparingly to the affected area, one or twice a day for a maximum of 7 days. Massage the cream gently into the affected area to help absorption into the skin.
-Once applied, do not cover the area with a dressing or plaster.
If the condition has not improved after 7 days, or worsens, consult your doctor.
Do not use hydrocortisone cream:
-If you are allergic to hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients of hydrocortisone cream.
-If you have a bacterial infection (e.g impetigo) viral infection (e.g cold sores or chicken pox) or fungal infection (e.g tinea, ringworm or thrush) of the skin.
-On your face or near your eyes, or in the anal or genital region or on broken skin.
-Do not cover the area with a plaster or dressing of any kind after appliaction of hydrocortisone cream.
Hydrocortisone cream is not suitable for use in the following:
-Allergic skin reactions
-Conditions involving deeper skin layers e.g granulomas
-Psoriasis - only use under medical supervision
The active substance is hydrocortisone and the cream contains 10mg in every 1g (1%)
The other ingredients are Cetomacrogol emulsifying wax, Chlorocresol, liquid paraffin, macrogol 300, white soft paraffin, purified water.
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