Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medication called steroids. It is used in adrenal insufficiency which is a condition where the body does not produce enough steroids.
Hydrocortisone can also be used to relieve swelling, redness, itch and allergic reactions.
It is often used for various conditions such as
The common side effects include
Other rare but serious effects that may occur include:
If you experience severe nausea or vomiting, or are unable to take the medication by mouth, see your healthcare professional immediately.
The symptoms of a drug allergy which include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Before starting on this medication, inform your doctor if you have the following medical conditions:
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.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.