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Corticosteroid Adult

Hydrocortisone - Dosage and How to Use

How should Hydrocortisone be used?

  • ​Take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take this medication with food to prevent stomach upset.
  • If you are taking a dose in the night, do not take it too late as it might keep you awake.
  • You should still continue to take your medication regularly as told by your doctor even if you feel well. Stopping your medication suddenly without informing your doctors may cause your condition to become worse quickly.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

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  • Updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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