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 Hydrocortisone 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 Hydrocortisone same as cortisone, cort stim, cort s? Cort s is proprietary (brand) name of Hydrocortisone injection. Cortisone is other name of Hydrocortisone. Cort stim is contracted (short) form for cortisol stimulation test
Q. Is Hydrocortisone 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 Hydrocortisone 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 Hydrocortisone? NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Benadryl (paracetamol, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine) should not be taken if Hydrocortisone is being taken orally. There is however little chance of interaction between Hydrocortisone for local application and other drugs which are taken orally. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of Hydrocortisone 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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