Hydrocortisone

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  • Other
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Facial Dermatoses
  • Foot Dermatoses
  • Hand Dermatoses
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammation
  • Leg Dermatoses
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Scalp Dermatoses
  • Shock
  • Skin Diseases, Eczematous
  • Status Asthmaticus

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Uses of Hydrocortisone

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Hydrocortisone is used in the treatment of:

  • Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Facial Dermatoses
  • Foot Dermatoses
  • Hand Dermatoses
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammation
  • Leg Dermatoses
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Scalp Dermatoses
  • Shock
  • Skin Diseases, Eczematous
  • Status Asthmaticus

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Hydrocortisone Brand Names

Hydrocortisone may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Hydrocortisone Drug Class

Hydrocortisone is part of the drug class:

Hydrocortisone Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • ALDESLEUKIN/HYDROCORTISONE
  • AMBENONIUM CHLORIDE/HYDROCORTISONE
  • ARIPIPRAZOLE/HYDROCORTISONE
  • CIPROFLOXACIN/HYDROCORTISONE
  • GEMIFLOXACIN/HYDROCORTISONE
  • HYDROCORTISONE/LEVOFLOXACIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/MOXIFLOXACIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/NEOSTIGMINE
  • HYDROCORTISONE/NORFLOXACIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/OFLOXACIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/PYRIDOSTIGMINE
  • HYDROCORTISONE/QUETIAPINE FUMARATE
  • HYDROCORTISONE/RIFABUTIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/RIFAMPIN
  • HYDROCORTISONE/RIFAPENTINE
  • HYDROCORTISONE/RISPERIDONE
  • HYDROCORTISONE/WARFARIN

This is not a complete list of Hydrocortisonedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Hydrocortisone and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Hydrocortisone falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Hydrocortisone should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Hydrocortisone should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Hydrocortisone Dosage

Take hydrocortisone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Hydrocortisone dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Hydrocortisone is available in the following doses:

  • Acetic Acid-hydrocortisone Otic 2%-1% Otic Solution
  • Acyclovir-hydrocortisone Topical 5%-1% Topical Cream
  • Bacitracin/hc/neomycin/polymyxin B Ophthalmic 400 Units-10 Mg-3.5 Mg-10000 Units/g Ophthalmic Ointment
  • Bacitracin/hc/neomycin/polymyxin B Topical 400 Units-10 Mg-3.5 Mg-10000 Units/g Topical Ointment
  • Benzoyl Peroxide-hydrocortisone Topical 5%-0.5% Topical Lotion
  • Benzoyl Peroxide-hydrocortisone Topical 5%-0.5% With Cleanser Topical Kit
  • Chloramphenicol/hc/polymyxin B Ophthalmic 10 Mg-5 Mg-10,000 Units/g Ophthalmic Ointment
  • Chlorcyclizine-hydrocortisone Topical 2%-0.5% Topical Cream
  • Chloroxylenol/hydrocortisone/pramoxine Otic 0.1%-1%-1% Otic Lotion
  • Chloroxylenol/hydrocortisone/pramoxine Otic 0.1%-1%-1% Otic Solution
  • Ciprofloxacin-hydrocortisone Otic 0.2%-1% Otic Suspension
  • Clioquinol-hydrocortisone Topical 3%-0.5% Topical Cream
  • Clioquinol-hydrocortisone Topical 3%-1% Topical Cream
  • Clioquinol-hydrocortisone Topical 3%-1% Topical Ointment
  • Clioquinol/hydrocortisone/pramoxine Topical 3%-1%-1% Topical Cream
  • Colistin/hc/neomycin/thonzonium Otic 0.3%-1%-0.33%-0.05% Otic Suspension
  • Diphenhydramine-hydrocortisone Topical 0.5%-0.5% Topical Spray
  • Diphenhydramine/hc/nystatin Topical 0.525 G-0.06 G-0.6 G/237 Ml Mucous Membrane Suspension
  • Diphenhydramine/hc/nystatin/tcn Topical 0.45 G-0.06 G-1.2 G-1.5 G/237 Ml Mucous Membrane Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone 1 G Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 10 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Hydrocortisone 10% Rectal Foam With Applicator
  • Hydrocortisone 100 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 100 Mg Preservative-free Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 100 Mg/60 Ml Rectal Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone 1000 Mg Preservative-free Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 20 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Hydrocortisone 250 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 250 Mg Preservative-free Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Hydrocortisone 500 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone 500 Mg Preservative-free Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate 25 Mg/ml Injectable Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate 50 Mg/ml Injectable Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate Compounding Powder
  • Hydrocortisone Compounding Powder
  • Hydrocortisone Cypionate 10 Mg/5 Ml Oral Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone Hemisuccinate Compounding Powder
  • Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate 50 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate Compounding Powder
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 0.5% Topical Cream
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 0.5% Topical Lotion
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 0.5% Topical Ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 0.5% Topical Pad
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 0.5% Topical Spray
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 1% Rectal Cream With Applicator
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 1% Rectal Ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 1% Topical Gel
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 1% Topical Ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 1% Topical Solution
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 1% Topical Stick
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 10% Topical Gel
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 100 Mg/60 Ml Rectal Solution
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2% Topical Lotion
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2% With Emollients Topical Kit
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2.5% Rectal Cream With Applicator
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2.5% Topical Cream
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2.5% Topical Lotion
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2.5% Topical Ointment
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 2.5% Topical Solution
  • Hydrocortisone Topical 30 Mg Rectal Suppository
  • Hydrocortisone-iodoquinol Topical 1%-1% Topical Cream
  • Hydrocortisone-iodoquinol Topical 2%-1% Topical Gel
  • Hydrocortisone-ketoconazole Topical 1%-2% Topical Kit
  • Hydrocortisone-polymyxin B Otic 0.5%-10000 Units/ml Otic Solution
  • Hydrocortisone-urea Topical 1%-10% Topical Cream
  • Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B Ophth 1%-0.35%-10000 Units/ml Ophthalmic Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B Otic 1%-0.35%-10000 Units/ml Otic Solution
  • Hydrocortisone/neomycin/polymyxin B Otic 1%-0.35%-10000 Units/ml Otic Suspension
  • Hydrocortisone/salicylic Acid/sulfur Topical 2%-2%-2% Topical Kit

Forms of Medication

Hydrocortisone is available in the following forms:

  • Enema
  • Enemas
  • Injectable Solution
  • Injectable Suspension
  • Lozenge
  • Medicated Shampoo
  • Medicated Shampoos
  • Mouthwash
  • Mouthwashes
  • Ophthalmic Solution
  • Ophthalmic Suspension
  • Oral Suspension
  • Oral Tablet
  • Otic Solution
  • Otic Suspension
  • Paste
  • Rectal Cream
  • Rectal Foam
  • Rectal Gel
  • Rectal Ointment
  • Rectal Suppository
  • Topical Cream
  • Topical Foam
  • Topical Gel
  • Topical Lotion
  • Topical Ointment
  • Topical Powder
  • Topical Solution
  • Topical Spray