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   Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone
(injection) (injectable)


Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Solu-Cortef, A-Hydrocort
 
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Avg Consumer Rating 3 out of 5
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Hydrocortisone
Solu-Cortef, A-Hydrocort
Uses
Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. This medicine is a corticosteroid.

Storage
  • Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through.
  • Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets. If you store this medicine at home, keep it at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Injectable. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine is given as a shot under your skin, into a muscle, into a vein, or into a joint such as a knee or shoulder. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. You may be taught how to give your medicine at home.
  • Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given.
  • Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot.
  • Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, sudden swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing Black or tarry stools Convulsions (seizures) Headache or blurred vision Increased urination or thirst Muscle weakness or cramps Pain or swelling in stomach or abdomen Unexplained fever, sore throat

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to hydrocortisone or sulfites, or if you have a fungal infection.

Missed Dose
  • It is very important to use this medicine on a fixed schedule.
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine. This medicine may cause problems if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Make sure your doctor knows about any allergies, medical problems, or mental conditions you now have or have had in the past. Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor.
  • You may need to use less and less before stopping it completely. Let your doctor know if you have any events causing unusual stress or anxiety in your life.
  • Your dose of this medicine may need to be changed. It may be easier for you to get an infection while you are receiving hydrocortisone.
  • Avoid people who are sick or have infections.
  • If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, tell your doctor right away. Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using hydrocortisone.

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User Medicine Opinions for Hydrocortisone
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 45
Location: TX
Time Taken: 1 shot days

Reason: severe allergies Date: 26 September 2009
Side Effects
increased urination and trouble sleeping, I am also a diabetic but not on insulin

Additional Thoughts
allergies seem to be better

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