Hydrocortisone is generally used in treatment of allergy symptoms, cancer, eye disorders, severe allergic reactions and skin disorders
Increased risk of infection
Injection site reactions (pain
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How it works
Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It blocks the production of some chemical messengers that cause inflammation, redness, swlling & other allergies in the body thereby improving the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is $name safe? Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. Hydrocortisone is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is $name same as cortisone, cort stim, cort s? Cort s is proprietary (brand) name of $name injection. Cortisone is other name of $name. Cort stim is contracted (short) form for cortisol stimulation test
Q. Is $name good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns? No. Hydrocortisone is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed
Q. Does $name help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush? Hydrocortisone relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Tylenol or Benadryl with $name? NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Benadryl (paracetamol, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine) should not be taken if $name is being taken orally. There is however little chance of interaction between $name for local application and other drugs which are taken orally. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of $name ointment/cream and other medications.
Hydrocortisone is used to treat a variety of conditions that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.Hydrocortisone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Hydrocortisone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.Do not stop taking Hydrocortisone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.
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