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Hydrocortisone

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Hydrocortisone

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Hydrocortisone Information

Hydrocortisone Benefits & Uses

Hydrocortisone is used to treat the following -

Hydrocortisone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Hydrocortisone is used -

  1. Electrolyte imbalance
  2. Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
  3. Increased risk of infection
  4. Bone degradation
  5. Skin scar
  6. Unusual behavior
  7. Altered bone growth
  8. Increased blood pressure
  9. Muscle disorders
  10. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  11. Cataract
  12. Skin Thinning
  13. Contact Dermatitis
  14. Angioedema
  15. Bone Fracture
  16. Bradycardia
  17. Edema
  18. Heart Attack
  19. Arrhythimia
  20. Erythema
  21. Cushing syndrome
  22. Skin Rash सामान्य
  23. Facial swelling
  24. Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)
  25. Nausea or vomiting
  26. Abdominal Pain सामान्य
  27. Decreased blood pressure
  28. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)

Hydrocortisone Related Warnings

Is the use of Hydrocortisone safe for pregnant women?

Hydrocortisone may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Hydrocortisone again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Hydrocortisone safe during breastfeeding?

Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Hydrocortisone for breastfeeding women are not known.

Unknown

What is the effect of Hydrocortisone on the Kidneys?

Hydrocortisone can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Hydrocortisone on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Hydrocortisone. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Hydrocortisone on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Hydrocortisone. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Hydrocortisone with Other Drugs

Hydrocortisone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Hydrocortisone Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Hydrocortisone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Shock
  2. Infections
  3. Tuberculous Meningitis (TBM)
  4. Dehydration
  5. Potassium Deficiency
  6. Calcium Deficiency
  7. Gastritis
  8. Ulcerative Colitis
  9. Heart Disease
  10. Peptic Ulcer
  11. Scleroderma
  12. Depression
  13. Heart Failure
  14. High BP (High Blood Pressure)
  15. Osteoporosis
  16. Diabetes
  17. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  18. Diaper Rash
  19. Tuberculosis (TB)

Frequently asked Questions about Hydrocortisone

Is this Hydrocortisone habit forming or addictive?

Hydrocortisone is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Hydrocortisone does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, Hydrocortisone is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Hydrocortisone for mental disorders.

No

Hydrocortisone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Hydrocortisone

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Hydrocortisone and food will interact.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Hydrocortisone

Information about the interaction of Hydrocortisone and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

Unknown

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References

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  4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Solu-Cortef® (hydrocortisone sodium succinate)
  5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pandel (hydrocortisone probutate)
  6. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cortenema® (hydrocortisone)