Hydrocortisone

 

General English name: Hydrocortisone

Brand: Cortef

Application: suppression of the immune system

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone Drug Information

Amount and method of hydrocortisone use

Contraindications to hydrocortisone

Use of hydrocortisone during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of methylprednisolone on driving and operating machinery

Hydrocortisone drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking hydrocortisone

Side effects of hydrocortisone

Overdose of hydrocortisone (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of hydrocortisone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forms of hydrocortisone

Tablets, ampoules, foams, sticky tablets, ointments, creams

 

Hydrocortisone Drug Information

Hydrocortisone is a natural substance (corticosteroid hormone) made by the adrenal glands. This drug, called corticosteroids, is used to treat diseases such as arthritis, immune system disorders, blood and hormonal disorders, skin and eye diseases, respiratory problems, cancer and severe allergies. Hydrocortisone lowers your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling, and allergic reactions.

Hydrocortisone is also used to treat adrenal gland diseases (such as Addison's disease and heart failure). Corticosteroids are good for the body in many ways; They are very useful for salt and water balance and maintaining the body's normal blood pressure.

There are different forms of hydrocortisone. For more information on hydrocortisone ointment, hydrocortisone buccal tablets, and hydrocortisone rectal foam, see the page for these medications.

 

Amount and method of hydrocortisone use

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with hydrocortisone. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about how to take this medicine and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of this drug varies from person to person and in different diseases; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Your doctor may prescribe 1-4 doses of this medicine daily, it is better to take the medicines at a certain time so that you do not forget.
  • If you are taking hydrocortisone tablets, drink plenty of water to avoid stomach pain.
  • Tell your doctor if your condition worsens after taking this medicine.
  • Do not stop taking hydrocortisone tablets or ampoules without consulting your doctor.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of hydrocortisone at the appointed time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to hydrocortisone

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of this medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give hydrocortisone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Use of hydrocortisone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of methylprednisolone on driving and operating machinery

This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy and affect your performance. Make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Hydrocortisone drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with methylprednisolone include aldecloquine, mifepristone, antithrombotic drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as warfarin / dabigatran, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as celebin, aspirin, and epipe.

You should take this medicine if you have been prescribed a low-dose aspirin (usually 81-325 mg / day) to prevent a heart attack or stroke. Be sure to talk to your pharmacist about taking this medicine with other medicines.

Hydrocortisone may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including skin allergy testing) and cause erroneous results. Inform laboratory personnel that you have used this medicine before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking hydrocortisone

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking hydrocortisone:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or liver problems.
  • If you have bleeding or blood clotting problems.
  • If you have osteoporosis.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma and eye infections).
  • If you have mental health problems such as psychosis, depression, obsession, fear and personality disorder.
  • If you have a drug or alcohol addiction.
  • If you have any heart problems or high blood pressure.
  • If you have a digestive problem (such as diverticulitis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis).
  • If you have a history of epilepsy or seizures.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of hydrocortisone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Nausea

Heartburn

Headache

Vertigo

Menstrual changes

Lack of sleep

Increased sweating

Acne

Hyperglycemia

Increased risk of infection

Weight Gain

Sore throat

Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that you think may be due to hydrocortisone.

 

Overdose of hydrocortisone (drug poisoning)

Do not take more hydrocortisone than your doctor prescribes.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of hydrocortisone

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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